Frazz by Jef Mallett


Comments (12) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    When I was a kid, some of us would lay on the ground in a field, while another guy would shoot an arrow high in the air….straight up….If it came back towards us we’d roll out of the way…..We would also try to catch them in ball caps from a hundred feet away…Kinda stupid really…..

  2. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 3 years ago

    As a kid I tried shooting an arrow straight up to see how high it would go. It disappeared, and I couldn’t tell where it was coming down. Didn’t do it again.

  3. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, over 3 years ago

    I played with my dad’s bow and arrow, shooting it into a target on a hay bail, many times … and it went over the fence into the neighbor’s yard more than once. I only stopped when they caught me in their yard picking it up. They were really nice people and I could have killed one of them.

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    The Arrow and the Song

    I shot an arrow into the air,
    It fell to earth, I knew not where;
    For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
    Could not follow it in its flight.

    I breathed a song into the air,
    It fell to earth, I knew not where;
    For who has sight so keen and strong,
    That it can follow the flight of song?

    Long, long afterward, in an oak
    I found the arrow, still unbroke;
    And the song, from beginning to end,
    I found again in the heart of a friend.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  5. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    Dad used to shoot sparklers up in the air with his bow and arrow.

  6. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, over 3 years ago


    I sneezed a sneeze into the air
    It fell to earth I know not where
    Hard and cold were the looks of those
    In whose vicinity I snoze….

  7. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, over 3 years ago

    I had to think long and hard about the dumb things I did before age 15, and I can’t think of much. With 4 sisters and only another boy my age in the farm neighborhood, populated with more girls, there wasn’t much we could do without getting tattled on..Though we DID climb one of those light-beacon towers to see what we could see. A neighbor drove by, spotted us, mentioned it to our fathers and we STILL got a beatin’ laid on us.. Talk about cameras being everywhere today… neighbors in ’38 Plymouths were the Wi-Fi Spy of the day..

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    a future ballplayer for the cubs.

  9. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    That looks like one very high throw for a kid. How much time elapsed between panels 2 and 4?

  10. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago


    Many years ago, a child actually did get killed walking past my elementary school on a day when the kids were practicing archery. She was on the other side of the fence, but the arrow went over and found her. More recently, a police officer who was the single mother of three small children was killed in Denver’s City Park by a stray bullet fired by someone trying to break up a fight (or something like that). In both of those cases, forethought on the part of the adults could have prevented those tragedies; not the same as kids who literally have no idea what the dangers could be!


    I never played solitaire catch, but I sure made a lot of daisy chains while “playing” outfield in gym class….

  11. Tod

    Tod GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    then I think
    (not when I doze)
    of all those awful
    zits I squoze…


  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    I used to do this as a kid, I was so bored. Man, how I would have appreciated books, and a place to read them.

  13. Refresh Comments.