The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 1 year ago

    Looks like a smurf
    walks like a smurf
    step on it like it was a smurf.

  2. metagalaxy1970

    metagalaxy1970 said, over 1 year ago

    Sneaky mom, real sneaky!

  3. puddypunk143

    puddypunk143 said, over 1 year ago

    I love this strip lately! I’ve always enjoyed it — and appreciated it — but lately it’s belly-laugh-out-loud funny! And Mom is scoring big time!!

  4. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    I’m pleased and proud you’re laughing!

  5. Dave M

    Dave M said, over 1 year ago

    Youth and innocence is no match for age and trickery . . .

  6. ajnotales

    ajnotales said, over 1 year ago

    Yup, we tried this approach, Greg. Our 14-year old saw through it immediately, died it green. Twenty years later, she has rainbow dreads… Marched to her own drummer! Great strip!

  7. Vice Admiral Allan |

    Vice Admiral Allan | said, over 1 year ago

    When did Sarah become a psychiatrist along w/ a former School Nurse?

  8. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    Toby would go with never mind.

  9. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    One of our friends’ daughter does the interesting hair-color thing. She also gets straight A’s and everyone seems to like her. So- in the right circumstances, and if you don’t mind being asked if you’re going after the Batman during the heist tonight, you CAN dye your hair… y’know, green. Or pink. Or both. Whatever.

  10. Llywus42

    Llywus42 said, over 1 year ago

    On my team we have a PostDoc Chemist that dyes his hair with different colored streaks every few weeks. He also has a fair number of visible tattoos, quite flamboyant ones.
    I guess the rolled eyes from some of the older staff doesn’t bother him too much.

  11. calliopejane

    calliopejane GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Greg Cravens & Llywus42:
    I’m a college professor and long ago learned no to pre-judge based on appearance (one of my sharpest math/stats students had a purple mohawk). You can get away with having odd hair colors if you’re a friendly person, have some real talent/ability, and perform well. But you do have to accept that people can’t immediately see your ability and personality, so those who don’t (yet) know you may make incorrect and unflattering assumptions about you based on your most attention-grabbing visible characteristic. If you can deal with that with equanimity, then go for it.

  12. saxie5

    saxie5 said, over 1 year ago

    I bet mom also saying, “Great idea! I’ll dye my hair blue too! We can be twins!” would also have worked.

  13. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 1 year ago

    Not after you’ve put him off… Which was REALLY COOL!


  14. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    See? Where were you when I was writing this stuff?! Next time, you gotta tell me BEFORE I draw it up.

  15. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, over 1 year ago

    Mom got mad at me – for buying the cheap dye. It rubbed off on the pillowcases. So I learned to spend a couple dollars more, or wait.
    My dentist will sometimes do strips of colour – metallic blues, reds, purples. I like my dentist.

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