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Patty-Cake was a comic book series by Scott Roberts that began publication in 1994 under Permanent Press, the original series lasting nine issues. Based on a character Roberts created when he was six, the title character of the series was a mischievous blonde girl who frequently found herself in all sorts of trouble.

Aside from the original nine-issue series, there was also a series published by Tapestry in 1996 that lasted six issues and two series titled Patty-Cake & Friends that both lasted 15 issues (the first series published in 1997 by Slave Labor Graphics and the second series published in 2000 by Aardvark-Vanaheim).

Nickelodeon Magazine featured the character in a comic strip that started in 1998 and ended its run when Nickelodeon Magazine went defunct, which was toned down to be more appropriate for children.



  • Bleached Underpants: The original comic book had adult humor and occasional profanity, which was toned down when it was adapted into a strip for Nickelodeon Magazine.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Patty-Cake frequently gets on her parents' nerves by making a scene when she doesn't get what she wants.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: While Patty-Cake is often a handful, her big sister Sandy isn't any better with how she tends to treat their parents.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Patty and her older sister Sandy are frequently at each other's throats.
  • The Ditz: Patty's friend Irving is very dumb and often fails to understand what Patty is trying to tell him.
  • Mooning:
    • In issue 4 of the first volume of Patty Cake & Friends, the story "Scorned" ends with Patty getting back at her rival Susie McBee by mooning her off-panel.
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    • "Girls on the Beach", a story from the eleventh issue of the second volume of Patty Cake & Friends has Patty's older sister Sandy get in trouble for mooning from the car window while the family is driving to the beach.
  • Nature Tinkling: "Long Way Home", a story from the 15th issue of the second volume of Patty Cake & Friends, has Patty forced to relieve herself on the road when she has to pee during a ride home.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Patty-Cake and her male friend Irving are very close, but are not ever shown to be in love.


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