Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. RadarRecon

    RadarRecon said, 3 months ago

    It’s no fun being uncoordinated enough to pump yourself. I remember it well.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, 3 months ago

    RadarRecon, seriously, where’s the initiative here?

  3. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, 3 months ago

    She’s been waiting for her turn to swing for a very long time. (It is a little lame for a kid that age to not know how to swing. )

  4. KZ71

    KZ71 said, 3 months ago

    STRAIGHT outta Calvin and Hobbes. Although his punchline was “where the heck is the manual override!?”

  5. Al S.

    Al S. said, 3 months ago

    Gotta have rhythm to swing…

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    KZ71 — I wouldn’t call it exactly the same…

    A similar theme.

    But to me, the joke in C&H is more about Calvin’s technical expectations and vocabulary.

    I’m sure other cartoonists have riffed on this theme too.
    Almost anything funny has been thought of more than once.

  7. pumaman

    pumaman said, 3 months ago

    When you’re a little older you’ll learn to get swinging by yourself. The longer your legs the easier it is.

  8. Stratmanron

    Stratmanron said, 3 months ago

    Nope the Calvin strip isn’t exactly the same as Frazz. Maybe Jef is doing a nod to C&H, but the Frazz strip is more about today’s kids, and the C&H strip is about Calvin looking to automation for help… IMHO.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    Maybe she is too use to have help and haven’t yet tried to leg swing yet. Or they are still too short.

  10. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, 3 months ago

    @Al S.

    Dig those tiny sticks. There are not many drummers who have matched Gene Krupa’s talent.

  11. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, 3 months ago

    “Today’s kids” – it’s beyond belief that today a kid would be in a playground without a parent less than ten feet away. When C&H came out, it was still possible; when we were kids (at least some of us) we told mom we were “going out to play” and showed up again at dinnertime.

  12. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago


    It all depends on the playground.
    At the risk of being criticized, i’ll suggest you not judge all parents by what is magnified by the Media.

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 3 months ago


    And today any kid without a parent less than ten feet away would be considered “abandoned”, and Child Services would be called.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 3 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I wish I were a kid today. I would have had a better childhood. My parents were of the sort that needed someone to hold their feet to the fire.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, 3 months ago

    “All day” is a long time to wait for a push. She showed some frustration, yes, but she got over it, and looks placid enough (a solitary furrow to her brow) at the end. She may grow up to be a very good little Cubs fan.

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