Brian Boling et al.
"Dysfunctional Family Circus"
Cut-and-paste zine, circa 1992

For Christmas one year, Boling doctored 100 of Bill Keane's Family Circus panels, compiled them into a zine--"Dysfunctional Family Circus"--and gave copies to high school friends. Little did he know that he had tapped into the zeitgeist. A zine with the same title had made its debut a decade earlier. And in the mid-1990s, a man began posting Bill Keane panels online and asking web users to submit their own captions. After five years of operating worry-free, the site received a cease-and-desist order from Family Circus's publisher, King Comics Syndicate. (The editor considered fighting, but after having a heart-to-heart with Keane himself, he decided to close the site.)

To this day, you can still find examples of Family Circus parodies all over the web.