Momma

Momma

Momma

A comic inspired by a real "Momma". Mel Lazarus depicts his own mother as the character of his comic strip, MOMMA.

MOMMA was created in 1970 and distributed by Publishers-Hall Syndicate, now known as North America Syndicate.  MOMMA, which currently appears in more than 400 newspapers worldwide, is based partly on Mell’s mother, Frances.  When Lazarus first showed the comic strip to his mother, she replied, “You caught Aunt Helen to a tee!”  While his own mother was influential, however, Lazarus points out that MOMMA reflects everyone’s mother.