Frazz by Jef Mallett



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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    A little piggy backing here. Good if it works.

  2. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, 10 months ago

    The little piggy has backing??!!

  3. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, 10 months ago

    A full container that large would certainly weigh more than the kid. His getaways would be, um, protracted.

  4. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, 10 months ago


    Suspension of disbelief Tom…I’m all for anything that would stick it to certain pretentious coffee houses.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago


    Gee, you couldn’t be thinking of places like $tarbuck$, could you??

  6. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The kid’s brilliant! Um, Tom, the sidewalk is public

  7. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, 10 months ago


    You’re right.

    Rough scaling, choosing 6 feet as Frazz’s height:
    The tank is 24 inches high from base to lip, and 20 1/2 inches in diameter.

    Its volume then works out as 9,542.6 cubic inches, which is (again roughly) 5.5 cubic feet.

    Water alone weighs 62.4 pounds per cubic foot, so that tank weighs about 187 pounds.

  8. luvcmx

    luvcmx said, 10 months ago


    In cartoon physics the tank only weighs 12 pounds.

  9. Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis said, 10 months ago

    I, too, was distracted by the implausibility of a kid that size carrying a tank that size on his back. Heck, most full-grown adults couldn’t carry a tank like that as a backpack.

    There was an easy fix, too – the kid could have been pulling it in a wagon.

  10. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Matthew Davis

    Hey Matt,
    I learned years ago that not all containers need to be filled.

  11. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Hey Paul,
    Guys like Gacy and Sandusky lived years ago and did the same things. Two differences are true today:
    • The media lets us know of everything that happens anywhere in the world.
    • Some border psychos are encouraged and “instructed” by those stories.
    I taught for 40 years and came in contact with thousands of kids. I know more of them on the street than adults. Should I turn myself in?

  12. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, 10 months ago


    Moi? Perish the thought…well maybe, just a bit…

  13. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Well Paul, considering this is a comic, based in fiction……..I do think you are the only one who has wondered that about Frazz. I don’t know about anyone else, but I come here to get away from that kind of thought processing. Frazz is just a good guy who has made it in life and want to give back to the community by helping its kids. I will ask you nicely to keep these kinds of comments to yourself, as I think you will be getting a backlash from this.

  14. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 10 months ago

    @Ewal Doh


  15. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 10 months ago

    I think you fail to understand the context of these strips. What we see are a brief ‘snap-shot’ of Frazz’s life, the above strip for example, the way I see it Frazz is walking one direction and passes a child he knows from his job at the school, the conversation ensues and the joke is told. Frazz was not ‘hanging out’ with the kid, it was a chance encounter. There are scenes where Frazz is with fellow adults but since the strip mostly deals with his interactions at his job at the school it is not surprising that the majority of the characters in the strip are from that setting.

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