Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf said, over 2 years ago

    La peste… it’s a rather nauseating human condition.

  2. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, over 2 years ago

    Oh good. we get another costume guessing game.

  3. rubisco2

    rubisco2 said, over 2 years ago

    It might metamorphosis into a kafka-esque Halloween:)

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    its that she might know, or not care may be bugging him.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    One can go as an infected from Albert Camus’ story. The Plague (Fr. La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story of medical workers finding solidarity in their labour as the Algerian city of Oran is swept by a plague. It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition. The characters in the book, ranging from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects the plague has on a populace.

    The novel is believed to be based on the cholera epidemic that killed a large percentage of Oran’s population in 1849 following French colonization, but the novel is placed in the 1940s.1 Oran and its environs were struck by disease multiple times before Camus published this novel. According to a research report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oran was decimated by the plague in 1556 and 1678, but outbreaks after European colonization, in 1921 (185 cases), 1931 (76 cases), and 1944 (95 cases), were very far from the scale of the epidemic described in the novel.
    Although Camus’s approach in the book is severe, his narrator emphasizes the ideas that we ultimately have no control, and irrationality of life is inevitable. Additionally, he further illustrates the human reaction towards the “absurd”; The Plague represents how the world deals with the philosophical notion of the Absurd, a theory which Camus himself helped to define.
    Oran can be an ideal setting for a zombie-like super plague in a modern rendition of the novel. In the 4th season of “Walking Dead” the bleeding plague is part homage to Camus. After so many have died now a new plague manifests to kill more. You can tell the ones that died from bleeding of the eyes, mouth and nose by their zombie reanimated forms walking about.

  6. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


  7. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Even if you accept the absolutely arbitrary limit of 100 for the “Great Books”, that’s gotta involve at least a thousand characters. (Heck, I think War and Peace is about a hundred all by itself.) Why would anyone reasonably expect anyone else to be able to guess which of the thousand you’ve picked out?

  8. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    Mallet put a clue in there somewhere….Little help?

  9. kzturtlegirl

    kzturtlegirl said, over 2 years ago

    @rubisco2, that’s what I’m thinking – he’s Gregor.

  10. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 2 years ago

    Like always. This is the third grade. Only they’ve been in the third grade since 2001! And they know that.

  11. RavenLoki

    RavenLoki GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lord of the Flies

  12. wdave

    wdave said, over 2 years ago

    Seriously? He’s the Pest, Holden Caufield’s sister in Catcher in the Rye. Perhaps a little remedial American Literature review would help. ;-)

  13. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Nice. This was a little too easy.

  14. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Another great book, of more recent vintage, is Connie Willis’ “Doomsday Book.” Very emotional and packed with insights into the plague in Europe.

  15. strickmaedel

    strickmaedel said, over 2 years ago

    Also thinking Gregor Samsa.

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