''Jump Start'' is a daily comic strip written and illustrated by Robb Armstrong, and syndicated by United Features Syndicate. The strip revolves around Joe and Marcy Cobb, a middle-class African-American couple from UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} as they try to balance their professional lives and raising their young children.
! Tropes used in this comic strip:
* [[AllLowercaseLetters all lowercase letters]]: The young children, such as Sunny and Jojo, have this in their SpeechBubbles.
* ComicBookTime: Averted - Jump Start is one of a handful of strips that takes place in (relative) real time.
* DecemberDecemberRomance: Clayton and Maureen
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Joe's mother
* GrammarNazi: Joe's mother, much to everyone's annoyance.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Clarence and Charlene.
* SaltAndPepper: Inverted with Sunny and her best friend Dexter, since Sunny is definitely the most level-headed of the two. Played more straight with Jojo and his best friend Benny.
* SoapPunishment: Marcy Cobb tells her husband Joe that she had to wash out their son Joseph's mouth for lying. Joe reminds her that washing out someone's mouth with soap is for cursing, not lying.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Clayton and Maureen.