The Buckets by Greg Cravens

Type: Comic Strip
Frequency: Daily
Categories: Family.

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The Buckets offers a realistic snapshot of modern family life: the worries, the mayhem and the often-overlooked rewards. Examining everyday chaos with a healthy sense of humor, it strikes a chord with parents who juggle the many demands and the mild insanity of raising a family today.

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Greg Cravens

Greg Cravens is the author of the comic strips The Buckets and Hubris. His first comic, The Buckets, offers a realistic snapshot of modern family life: the worries, the mayhem and the often-overlooked rewards. “The Buckets is for anyone baffled by human behavior and the most exquisite comic strip for those willing to see their behavior objectively,” says Cravens. In 2012, Cravens launched his newest comic strip, Hubris. It is the story of people who enjoy their weekends more than their jobs --wandering in and out of The Outdoor Galore Store, the woods, the skate park, the river and trouble. They'll risk their lives and limbs to entertain the reader by entertaining themselves. “Hubris takes us outside to play, and we all need that sorely,” says Cravens. “I craft the strips with meaning behind the fun.”

Originally from Tennessee, Cravens graduated from Memphis State University. He began as the artist on The Buckets (originally created by Scott Stantis) in 2001, just after the strip's 10th anniversary. In 2006, Cravens completely took the reins for the strip. The transition was smoothed by the fact that Cravens began the strip as a married cartoonist, father to two young boys, and owner of a mortgage and a dog -- just as Stantis had been 10 years earlier. Cravens also creates large, unwieldy piles of advertising cartoons. He continues to author both his comic strips in Memphis, surrounded by his friends and family.

Meet the Cast of The Buckets

Larry Larry is a modern dad, which is to say he's neck-deep in his kids' lives and can't figure out where his own went. This certainly isn't his father's fatherhood.
Sarah She's the mom who's sure that something beautiful and life-affirming is going on, and maybe she'll learn what it is after all the laundry is done. All Sarah knows now is that your kids inherit your brains … and don't return them.
Frank Larry's dad believes the world used to be better, and he tells the world sowhenever possible. On especially crabby days, Frank likes to step outside and shout, "You kids get off YOUR lawn!"
Eddie He's still at that endearing stage when kids have only a nodding acquaintance with reality. But really ... you don't KNOW tricycles can't fly until the theory's been thoroughly tested.
Toby Like any teenager, Toby has all the charm and skills he needs to be crownedking of the world. He's just waiting around for you to acknowledge it.
The Dog Dogzilla turned up at the Buckets' house a few years ago and decided to keep them -- so far.
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