Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago


  2. furrykef

    furrykef said, almost 4 years ago

    While I agree that Frazz is a Mary Sue character, I really don’t get an “I am smarter/better than you” vibe from Jef Mallett. In this strip, if anything he’s assuming you’re as smart as he is, which is rather the opposite, isn’t it?

  3. FUNG1

    FUNG1 said, almost 4 years ago

    As far as I am concerned; this strip has done it’s job! It gave ME a smile for my money!

  4. readerlady

    readerlady said, almost 4 years ago

    I didn’t get a Winter or a Spring Break. I got a Christmas and an Easter vacation. Although the Christmas vacation usually lasted 2 weeks, the Easter vacation was only one week.
    Then one year we moved just around Easter. The first school’s vacation was the week before Easter, the second school’s was the week after. A two week vacation around Easter was lovely!

  5. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Cheater! I never thought of moving, I’m jealous, (lol)

  6. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t forget, they want to take away summer vacation, to make the school year longer, so they can teach the kids even less.

  7. olddog1

    olddog1 said, almost 4 years ago

    Not sure I get the entropy reference. If he means everything evening out, does it have to do with spacing out the break between Christmas and summer vacation?

  8. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, almost 4 years ago


    A child of the fifties like me; you probably didn’t have middle school either.

  9. rshive

    rshive said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah, middle school puzzled me for a long time. The public school system had elementary (K-6), jr. high (7-9), and high school (10-12).
    Had few defined breaks at all. There was Christmas break, various “days off” (including Good Friday and the first day of deer season) and snow days. Usually everything came out about even. If there wasn’t enough snow (seldom), we went to the last day. If that took over the statuatory minimum, I can’t remember anyone caring.

  10. RussHeim

    RussHeim said, almost 4 years ago

    What this strip needs is some bodily noise humor.

  11. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, almost 4 years ago


    I’ll pass on the bodily noise humor (that’s my schtick). Some days footnotes would be nice, though.

  12. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 4 years ago

    You’re right on the money. Who in the world “riff(s) on entropy”? Mr. Mallett has plainly indicted himself here. Why he so often chooses conspicuous braininess over being funny I will never understand.

  13. Thriller87

    Thriller87 said, almost 4 years ago


    Extending the school year won’t help in America. With Texas removing/rewriting history in the textbooks the kids suffer greatly. Google Texas/Textbooks

  14. Alex Broadhead

    Alex Broadhead GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Chaze126, bigpuma – Assuming they know something is the opposite of talking down to someone. Also, it seems unlikely that Mallet would be deliberately trying to alienate his audience, though you are right that he’s probably not aiming for the least common denominator (thank godlike being).

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 4 years ago

    @Alex Broadhead

    There’s a difference between condescension and showing off. Frazz’s fans, who either get the references or don’t mind doing a google search, won’t feel as though anyone’s talking down to them. Mallett seems to know his audience (although it comes off to me as an odd form of narrow-casting).
    No, it’s the constant display that I find so strange, the compulsive need to flaunt “stuff Frazz knows”. It’s self-indulgent. The artist has the goods. I just find his priorities to be out of whack.

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