Fred Basset by Alex Graham

Fred Basset

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  1. BigChiefDesoto

    BigChiefDesoto said, about 4 years ago

    Okay you Limeys what’s a ‘purple patch’?

  2. bethpasco

    bethpasco said, about 4 years ago

    enough of this lame, british humor. this strip in pure 1960’s. can’t we get something a bit funny, here? c’mon, boys….

  3. Pirate Mike

    Pirate Mike GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    A good day indeed, Fred! Carry on!

  4. thehag

    thehag said, about 4 years ago

    It’s the little things in life…..
    This one is charming!
    russell5419 thanks for clearing that up kind of obvious from context, will have to look up the origins. Maybe from the old times when purple was a color only the very wealthy could afford.I think there were laws that only royals could wear it.

  5. pedalflower

    pedalflower said, about 4 years ago

    I remember reading this comic as a kid when it ran in the SF Chronicle in the ’60’s thinking it was the dumbest comic ever. Now that I’m closer to 60 than 50 years old, I really like it. It is charming and maybe I’m getting more nostalgic….

  6. Chconfer

    Chconfer said, about 4 years ago

    Love the British humor. Keep up the good work.

  7. loridobson

    loridobson GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    My dad used to like this comic and I never really understood why, so now that he is gone, I decided to give it a lengthy try. I’ve discovered that it is quite charming, doesn’t try to be overtly funny, which would make it boring like some animal comics. It just goes for innocent, feel-good comfort. No drama, no pathetic failed attempts at being funny. Just a lighter side of life from a dog’s eye view.

  8. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, about 4 years ago


    If you don’t like it go to the Add/Edit Comics link in upper left corner of the page and delete it.

    BTW: From Wikipedia…Fred Basset is a comic strip about a male basset hound. The cartoon was created by Scottish cartoonist Alex Graham and published first in the Daily Mail on July 8, 1963. It has since been syndicated around the world.

    Fred Basset has been published in the United Kingdom newspaper Daily Mail and more recently The Mail On Sunday from 1963 to the present. Alex Graham, the creator and cartoonist based Fred on his own dog Frieda and drew over 9000 comic strips. Alex Graham died on 3 December 1991.
    Kind of explains the British “twang”

  9. Jules934

    Jules934 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Fred is just a pure pleasure.

  10. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, about 4 years ago

    This is from wiktionary:

    “purple patch (plural purple patches)
    A period of excellent performance, where nearly everything seems to go right, work properly, and contrasting with a more general lower level of performance.
    The England team hit a purple patch just after half-time, where they scored 3 goals in 10 minutes, but in the end they were lucky to escape with a 3-3 draw.”

  11. yoicks!

    yoicks! GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    I like it very well, just as it is!

  12. Andrew Cheadle

    Andrew Cheadle said, about 4 years ago

    I got this in my email with my regular comics, never signed up for it. I suspect others are here for the same reason. I know boot=trunk bonnet=hood lift=elevator etc but ???

  13. smokey-dale

    smokey-dale said, about 4 years ago

    I found out about “pudding” it means desert not pudding per se.

  14. bresnik415

    bresnik415 said, about 4 years ago

    Purple patches all around, please!

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