Red and Rover by Brian Basset

Red and Rover

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  1. catfeet

    catfeet GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Time out for story hour!

  2. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 5 months ago

    That must be a good comic…
    I remember a book I read in Gram. school where, I think a Tiger ran around like that and turned into butter….but we are not supposed to talk about it anymore…

  3. cavedave

    cavedave said, 5 months ago

    Shhh, Jo Clear, that is the kind of reminiscing that gets one sent to a Sensivity Sensitivity Reeducation Camp, for the Politically Incorrect.

  4. SallyLin

    SallyLin said, 5 months ago

    Love this! Those guys are ZOOMING!

  5. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, 5 months ago

    : D Classic!

  6. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Ever get that feeling that you’re being watched? ;-)

  7. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I LOVE the ‘summer days’ strips. They really take me back…both to the childhood I did have and to the one I wish I had. Thank you once again, Brian.

  8. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, 5 months ago

    @Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    I vaguely remember the story from my early childhood. Curious, I looked it up. If you don’t mind a conjecture here goes.

    Tigers are a symbol of power in India, so we have two competing powers (France and Britain) for Sambo’s clothes (India’s wealth). In the Edwardian Age the ability to continue maintaining the colonies was becoming more difficult. Some might have seen independence on the horizon. Eventually the occupying powers would cease and India would regain the occupiers remains. The author might not have been able say this directly without reprisal.

  9. neverenoughgold

    neverenoughgold GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @The Life I Draw Upon

    I thought it was just a cute story about a tiger turning into butter.

  10. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 5 months ago


    Not to mention a predator getting his just “deserts” and afterwards, being toast. :-)

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 5 months ago


    Why? The little hero turns the tables on the bad guy and wins ‘cause he’s smart! Black children can’t be portrayed as smart? I cheered for Sambo when I first read that fable.

  12. Tatenda

    Tatenda said, 5 months ago


    Agreed! Never did understand what all the ‘pc’ stuff was about!

  13. mymontana

    mymontana said, 5 months ago

    Hey, Kids! You’re a pretty smart group!
    Love you, RED & ROVER

  14. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @The Life I Draw Upon

    Your gathered interpretation is likely correct from a literate political perspective – an adult’s moral. The “Children’s Story” encapsulation is a ‘Hero’ story of a small Black (as the Colonial Powers designated some inhabitants of India)boy, who used his wit and courage to save himself from the predatory Tigers (indigenous to Asia – not Africa). The African Black pejorative “Sambo” is a slur created and used by BOTH white and black Americans as a derogatory label. This illiterate ignorance has besmirched this “fable”, showing the arrogance and bigotry of those who use “Sambo” to show disrespect – never intended by the author/original illustrator. A wonderful, inspirational allegory has been stolen from literature by stupidity and prejudice. “P-C” is just another politically correct euphamism to cover one’s insensitivity.

  15. zman111666

    zman111666 said, 5 months ago

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