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?


Anonymous said...

I think you pretty much hit them all. I just ran through my daily list and I can't come up with any other strips that do the age change thing. The closest I can come is that Chickweed Lane used to do a flash-forward thing and show Edda and Amos all grown up or Candorville, where Lemont will sometimes visit and interact with his younger self or be visited by his geriatric self. Not quite the same thing, really, although that is the way Jump Start usually works it.

A Free Man said...

I don't know about the Freaky Friday trick, but my favorite comics ever are:

1. Bloom County
2. Calvin and Hobbes
3. Peanuts

For what it's worth.

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