Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. CamiSu

    CamiSu GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wow! I got one on the first try/day!

  2. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 1 year ago

    The French Conniption! LOL!

    Without any further clues, my first rough guess is Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charlie: In Search of America.”

    And now I’m craving some Simon and Garfunkel…
    ♪♪ Michigan seems like a dream to me now
    It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
    I’ve gone to look for America…

  3. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, over 1 year ago

    Or the French Connection. Gene Hackman chasing a French drug dealer across NYC. Hey, he was peddling as much doggie doo as the poodle…

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    In the clearing stands a Boxer and his master by his side.

    And a Retriever by his trade.

    And he carries the ducks and geese

    Of every hunt he’s been on…

  5. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    What’s a ‘conniption’?

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    As Caulfield’s costume is supposed to represent “great literature themes,” I’d say he’s portraying Faust on his way home with the devil as a black poodle.

  7. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    That is what I thought of, too.
    Always thought Mephistopheles would be a great name for a black poodle.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    No, I think Arianne called it right away.


    “Travels with Charley.”
    Steinbeck’s adventures, seeing America by camper truck, accompanied by his standard poodle.


    Steinbeck would appeal to Caulfield… and that “costume” would be a direct representation, not an obscure metaphor.

  9. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    From “The New Oxford Dictionary of English”
    .
    conniption noun (N. American informal)
    .
    a fit of rage or hysterics.
    .
    —origin mid 19th cent.: probably an invented word.
    .
    Pacopuddy, as Frazz is using it, it probably refers to the car/subway chase in the movie itself.

  10. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    What’s a ‘conniption’?


    Don’t be so lazy. I know you can use for your keyboard:


    http://www.google.com/search?q=define:conniption

  11. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    I agree, probably Travels With Charlie…A great book..And yeah, it would be huge in Caufield’s world…..Anybody who hasn’t read his funny books, Tortilla Flat, Canary Row and Sweet Tuesday are missing out on three of the great joys of life…

  12. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Travels with Charlie” – I agree.

  13. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 1 year ago

    “Travels with Charly” was the first thing I thought of. Only literature I remember that had a poodle in it.

  14. Strod

    Strod GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And furthermore, didn’t Caufield already do Faust a couple of years ago?
    .
    If I’m right about that, then I think it would be unlike him to repeat a book.

  15. pixilcat

    pixilcat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “The French Connection” was a book first…. albeit nonfiction and I’m not sure it would ever be classified as literature.

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