If You Played Hooky For a Day, Where Would You Go?

We’ve had a lot of 30th anniversaries over the past couple of years – Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, The Breakfast Club.

But in 2016, the big anniversary celebration belongs to Ferris Bueller.

If ever there’s been a time to make one day of hooky a national holiday, it’d be this year. We can’t all take a day off to tear it up in Chicago and take over a parade float, but we can think about it! We asked our artists, if you played hooky for a day, where would you go? 

Check out their answers and our Ferris Bueller collection below, and leave your own answers in the comments! And remember, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

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“Abe Froman’s Logo” by robthebarber7

If I were to play hooky for a day, I would bring my family along to go eat at one of our favorite spots, then probably go to the zoo. My boys like monkey sounds.


Robert Barber | Bluffdale, UT
“A Wednesday Afternoon at the AIC” by Spencer Fruhling

I would go back to bed.



Spencer Fruhling
“Only the Essentials” by kevinshark

Being in the city the past three years, the thought of playing hooky to take the Ferris Bueller tour of Chicago has definitely crossed my mind. Maybe this is the summer I make it happen.


Kevin Shark | Chicago
“I Don’t Want to Go Out, But…” by Beanepod

If I got a chance to play hooky for a day I’d take off to the mountains of NC and disappear on a trail.  No talking, cell phones or emails…just me and the peace and quiet of the mountains.


Perry Beane | Greensboro
“The Bold Survive” by Jess Hanebury

I need the simple things. A day making things and watching shows is all I need. Netflix & stitch, I’ll call it.



Jess Hanebury | Chicago
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“Life Moves Pretty Fast” by coyote7

If I could go wherever I want, I would go into space to look at the Earth, the Moon, planets, stars, and all things around the Earth.


Patrick Zédouard (c0y0te7), Taverny, France
“Call Me Sir” by postlopez

I’d go stalk Elon Musk until he helps me invent something worth millions. Then I could play hooky everyday.



Mike Lopez (postlopez), Los Angeles, CA
“Jeanie Bueller’s School of Self Defense” by Katiecampbell

Since I just moved out to Los Angeles and haven’t had much time to explore, I would definitely pack up a day bag, make a mix CD, and head down the coast. After a long day of beach bummin’ and volleyball, I’d end the day with some Mexican food and margaritas.


Katie Campbell | West Hollywood, CA
“Let My Cameron Go” by quick_brown_fox

If I could travel instantaneously, I think I’d come to Chicago for the day, meet the Threadless guys and seek out Abe Froman! Maybe sample one of those famous hot dogs whilst I was there!


John Tibbot | Cheshire – UK

Featured image is “Doorbell Mixtape” by Daletheskater

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.