One of my favorite Enquirer cartoons – and sometimes I think I buy newspapers just for the comics! – is Frazz. Frazz is a school janitor who is also a famous songwriter and an outdoor exercise nut. Probably in his late 20’s or early 30’s, and a truly wise person – the kids absolutely love him, and bring him their craziest thoughts, which he responds to very reasonably – often while taking that idea one step further. Off the beaten track, yet a very sweet and interesting guy, is Frazz.
I also love the fact that the school is full of black kids and white kids, black teachers and white teachers, old and young, rich and poor, fat and skinny. It’s a real school, though just a cartoon.
Back to the thought that started me on this track – a cartoon from this summer, 2006, that I set aside a couple of months ago to blog about:
Frazz says “You know what I’d have liked? Vacationing before the interstate went in. Eating at little roadside diners shaped like teapots and stuff.” The basketball coach says, “Because nothing improves a vacation like acid reflux.” “They didn’t have acid reflux back then,” says Frazz. “Okay,” says the coach. Frazz has the last words: “There weren’t those fancy prescription drugs, so we didn’t need it.”
How true is THAT? I just love that condensation of whole books of ideas into one cartoon!