The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    This is one of those cartoons transcribed nearly verbatim from life.

  2. listmom

    listmom said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ll have to try that line. This happens with my teenager all the time. (that is, when I bring up his grades…)

  3. Number Three

    Number Three said, almost 2 years ago

    Excellent!

    xxx

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I actually laughed out loud, doesn’t happen often.

  5. Vice Admiral Allan |  youtube.com/iamallan2

    Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    This a conversation with your brats, I mean kids?

  6. Strod

    Strod said, almost 2 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    Greg, I hope you won’t consider this question inappropriate but… how old are your kids?
     
    I ask because you have been drawing The Buckets for way more than a decade. In that lapse of time the Bucket boys barely aged while your kids must have aged a lot (or maybe weren’t even born at the beginning for all I know).
     
    I think it would be interesting to see how your evolution as a parent influenced the evolution of the strip.

  7. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Strod

    Here’s the thing- Scott started the strip when his youngest kid was in diapers and the oldest was a rowdy li’l squirt. Ten years later, the character Toby was six or seven and Eddie was two or three, sorta. I think. Those ages were settled on because they were deemed to be the most fun or the funniest or whatever. That’s when I came into the picture. My youngest was in diapers and my oldest was a rambunctious li’l squirt. For about four years we aged Toby up to fourteen/fifteen and got Eddie to six. Those are still, to my mind, the funniest ages- the ones I relate well to. (though I overwrite Eddie’s lines when it suits me, like in many classic comic strips) So there’s your explanation. You can do the fuzzy math to guess at my kids’ ages.

  8. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I love this one. Being a mom, I know how it is to be the bad guy just trying to get your kids to be the best they can be. They appreciate it later in life.

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 2 years ago

    I still like you Sarah.

  10. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    AMEN to that!

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    Hard not to.

  12. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    This means age wise…. Greg Craven- your oldest is almost at the age to realize dad is suddenly a lot smarter now than a few years ago. Your Toby is going to wonder in a year or two, how you suddenly got so smart. lol

  13. Strod

    Strod said, almost 2 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    Thanks, Greg. That was as interesting as I thought it would be.

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