Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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  1. Masterius

    Masterius said, about 3 years ago

    How true, especially since they don’t make “Scheme Polish”.

  2. ujean

    ujean said, about 3 years ago

    OK, Phoebe on coffee is a fairly predicable condition. Marigold, on the other hoof, is a blank sheet of paper. I can’t wait.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Will it make Marigold drunk?

  4. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Procuring coffee is easy enough; just raid your piggy bank and go to the “Sev”.

  5. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 3 years ago

    Is it me or is Marigold or Phoebe smaller/taller in the 1st panel?

  6. Weapon Brown

    Weapon Brown said, about 3 years ago

    “Some time” being all of three hours.

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    I don’t see you in the first panel, so it must be Marigold or Phoebe.

  8. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, about 3 years ago

    I can see this is going to end badly – with Phoebe spitting her first taste of coffee across the room…

  9. blackshire

    blackshire said, about 3 years ago


    Marigold’s “poison” (‘drink of drunkenness’) might be Pomegranate juice (perhaps if imbibed to excess), as the Pomegranate is associated with immortality. (In “The Unicorn in Captivity,” the final panel of the famous Unicorn Tapestries, the unicorn, after having been hunted and killed in the preceding panels, is shown alive again—chained to a tree, with red Pomegranate juice on his pure-white coat.) Also:

    If Phoebe can’t procure some coffee, maybe she can talk her parents into letting her try coffee ice cream—or maybe postum (the World War II coffee substitute, which now often costs more than coffee!). :-)

  10. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, about 3 years ago

    Children are much more sensitve to bitter tastes than adults. She won’t like it for the same reason she won’t eat broccoli.

  11. blackshire

    blackshire said, about 3 years ago


    Agreed! When coffee (the regular American kind) was part of my diet when I was growing up in Miami, it had to have at least six teaspoonfulls of sugar in it to taste good. We dunked hot, butter-slathered slices of Cuban bread (Flouta) in it; it was a cardiac-deadly but delicious breakfast!

  12. Neo Stryder

    Neo Stryder said, about 3 years ago

    All we agree you no need coffee in your system little miss, we don’t want to have a freakazoid around.

  13. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, about 3 years ago


    Oh, it sounds magnificent! : ) drool… My first coffees were when I was about 15 or so – and I also needed loads of sugar in there (plus cream). I liked to drink it to stay awake and study.

  14. ujean

    ujean said, about 3 years ago

    I loved the smell of coffee when I was a kid. On special occasions, my grandfather or dad would make me my own cup. Of course it was sweetened condensed milk with about two drops of coffee in it but still, it was my coffee just like theirs.

  15. Half Caper Farm

    Half Caper Farm said, about 3 years ago

    I remember being about Phoebe’s age – we’d go to the Modern on our way home from school and order a cup of coffee, which came in a thick white china cup and saucer. Lots of cream and sugar cubes, of course. We felt so grown up. :-)

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