Saturday, February 14, 2009
Freaky Friday Funnies
In yesterday's Comic's Curmudgeon, Josh made fun of the rather queasy Freudian subtext of this strip:
I had to go through the archives to figure out what the set up of that strip was. It seems Marvin's mom had been having a humbling conversation with HER mom:
But being transported back to younger age isn't always a bad thing. Last Sunday we saw this sweet vignette in Baldo:
And how big of a perv am I for thinking that Grown-Up Gracie is a totally hot chica? But other strips also play with the age and imagination of their kid characters. Take this recent Jump Start:
Here Jojo shows off what a hunk he's going to be on the gridiron when he gets big, even if he'll still be a wimp. But the all-time owner of the grown-up turned into a kid motif is Rose Is Rose. And Rose can also be sent back in time with just a remark from her mother:
L'il Rose is nearly as cute as Biker Vicki is hot. And I'll take the nostalgic pleasures of Rose's trips back to her childhood over the psycho-sexual insecurities of Jenny Miller (yes, Marvin's Mom has a name) any day.
BlatantCommentWhoring™: What other comics play with the Freaky Friday/Big age change trick?