the Drabble Family|
Silly family antics and goofball humor, the Drabble
family tickles readers' funny bones with outrageous antics. Kevin Fagan's lighthearted
family strip chronicles the zany mishaps of his offbeat characters, especially
goofball college student Norman Drabble and his donut-eating father Ralph. One
of the best-loved families in the comics, the Drabble clan also includes smart
younger brother Patrick, precocious little sister Penny, and June, the Drabble
matriarch best known as "Honeybunch." From Norm's relentless pursuit of his dream
girl to Ralph's hilarious power struggles with Oogie the cat, Drabble is always
full of witty, wacky and wonderful humor. The genuine love that keeps the Drabbles
from driving each other crazy makes it one of the best family comic strips around,
and the loony things they do make it one of the funniest.
The father of the family, he worked initially as
a pro-wrestler, and later as the original mall cop. Currently, Ralph has been
working as a retirement village security guard. He constantly overeats and watches
classic movies, and his hero is Ward Cleaver. One strip had him going to the doctors
office to have his cholesterol checked, whereupon the doctor called promptly called
the Guinness Book of World Records. Has an alter ego as a pro wrestler. He is
also famous for his "Glare," which strikes fear in just about anyone who looks
him in the eye.
The mother of the family and the most responsible
one. Always called "Honeybunch" by Ralph. Not without her own faults, Ralph frequently
complains about her spending habits and when he set up a Halloween house of horrors,
he included something meant to scare just her-the house telephone off the hook.
She's shown to be a sci-fi fan and in one strip attended a Star Trek convention
in costume. She also likes to sing along with her iPod, which Ralph often mistakes
for the cat yowling or the smoke alarm going off. She also has the habit of finishing
Ralph's sentences, which greatly annoys him.
The sweet, but naive and dim-witted
19-year-old college student. He's the oldest son in the family. A bad case of
arrested adolescence, he still sleeps on the top of a bunk bed with his younger
brother Patrick and still asks his father to check the closet for monsters (though
in one strip he managed to work up the courage to do it himself). In the fall
of 2010, however, he moves into a dorm at college. He is also embarrassed about
going to the beach because of his farmer's tan, and in one strip it looked like
a farmer driving a tractor. He was also temporarily married to Wendy in Las Vegas,
but that marriage was annulled because they were married by someone who was not
an Elvis impersonator.
The genius younger brother of Norman.
youngest child of the family.
Drabbles' hyperactive dachshund.
Drabbles' rare South-American parrot who takes on the characteristics of a duck
Drabbles' cat, who Ralph does not like, but June adores.