Balloon Belly: Newspaper Comics

  • One strip of Calvin and Hobbes had Calvin imagining growing to immense size after eating. In reality, he just had a bellyache for eating too fast.
  • Dogs of C-Kennel:
    • Happens to Kenny in this strip, after having apparently drank 8 glasses of water all at once.
    • Will also gains one in this strip after overindulging himself on Lay's potato chips.
  • In Garfield, the title character devours a lot of food even for him, but the shape he gained was more flabby than round.
  • Happens on a few occasions to Nemo and Flip in Little Nemo in Slumberland after they eat something unusual.
  • Red from Red And Rover is known to binge on Halloween candy every few years.
  • In Peanuts, Snoopy frequently developed one by overeating:
    • In a 1960s arc, he indulged in dog food in hope of forgetting a failed romance at the outdoor ice skating rink.
    • In a shorter 1980s arc, it's stated that he ate 23 hot dogs that Lucy had sold to him during one of their baseball games.
    • Not to be outdone, Snoopy's brother, Spike, ballooned up in weight when Lucy, who was disgusted with how thin he was, attempted to fatten him up. He was skinny again within a week.