Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    So I’ve read…..

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The lenses look reddish-brown. Red colored filters are used to block some or all of blue light. Red light (like from a red sign) would pass right through. Whoever colors the comic should have made the lenses blue.

  3. Jon Smyth

    Jon Smyth said, over 2 years ago

    They should have cyan lenses.

  4. insipient1

    insipient1 said, over 2 years ago

    Naw; it the Cincinatti REDS’ logo. Look it up.

  5. JudyAz

    JudyAz said, over 2 years ago


    actually, red-colored filters will cause anything red to look white. Anything blue will look black. Since most signs have white backgrounds, the desired effect will be achieved.

  6. Mourdac

    Mourdac said, over 2 years ago

    So I need blue lenses to filter out my digital alarm clock?

  7. Stella S

    Stella S said, over 2 years ago

    So does this mean she sees Frazz as a floating head, hands, and a “C” in between?

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Back to school for me as a kid meant I had to somehow get to a store to buy myself some jeans and a shirt to blend in with the other kids. A friend’s mom would sometimes offer to drive me to a clothing store. Unlike my mom she liked males, and she was cute.

  9. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    Hey! This is good! Mallett gave the girl the punch line. I like it.

    Typically, Mallett would have Frazz in the third panel figure out the why behind the glasses himself.
    With only “They filter out red” and “late-summer happiness” to go on, he would leap to the correct conclusion. Because, well, he’s that smart. This is the way to do it. In my opinion. Good one!

  10. slypuma

    slypuma said, over 2 years ago

    Shouldn’t he be wearing a shirt with a beautiful Old English letter D??

  11. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, over 2 years ago

    I would have guessed that school-bus yellow was the most common color for back-to-school sale signs

  12. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 2 years ago

    @Stella S

    I wonder if the colorist even noticed the dialogue.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    I gotta say the second panel looks just like downtown Kalamazoo with the parking meters in the foreground and the entrance to some downtown store in the background.

  14. Scott S

    Scott S said, over 2 years ago

    I started seeing back-to-school displays around the 4th of July. I know the kids loved that half to death.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    Fun, reading all the comments about filters and their effects. I have a lot of them, in 52, 62, 67, and 72 millimeters, to fit my Nikon lenses. Today, though, with most everything captured digitally, I don’t ever have to think ahead to screw on a filter to change a skin tone, correct a color temperature mismatch, or darken a sky. I just move a slider in an image editing software application. Nice not to have to carry all those filters, but I sorta miss how using them made me think ahead of my “artistic” intention.

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