George Baker created a character for Yank magazine back during World War II called "The Sad Sack", humorously honoring the average G.I. Joe who was out there saving the world from ruin.
Here's a few of those great pantomime strips collected into book form.
I'm coming off of 2 week work binge (probably adding to the ruination of the world) of 10-12 hour days and clocking 900+ miles on the odometer. Last night I hit some old haunts with the Crowley boys and Co. and started feeling human again...after falling into deep Sad Sack mode