Scott McCloud found this. He claims it was someone else, but only the Googlebot knows for sure. Kartoo's not helping. (Yet.)
Also, Keith Knight's been at this a while. He's got a new gag-a-day strip called (th)ink that's gaining creative momentum. Big letters and big features, but it shows potential. Funny today on Janet Jackson, although I don't think it's a freebie.
Scott McCloud Probably the best-known thinker about comic strips/books/graphic novels/sequential art working right now. Controversial among comic fans but unequivocally an influential and original thinker.