Character of Regents Walk
Full Name Gladys Shoemaker Bloom
Birthday March 15th, 1981
Starring Chapter (Stories) Unknown
Group Shadows
Comic Pages 12
Family Unknown
Friends Channing
Others Unknown
Elementary WPE
Middle Unknown
High Unknown

Gladys Bloom is a fictional character in the Regents Walk comic series. Other kids often call her "Gross Gladys", mostly due to her little sinus problems. She is one of the twelve Shadows, so her tale will be part of the Stories written series.


A student at Widow's Perch Elementary, Gladys is a kind girl who deflects many possible friends with her tendency to wipe snot on her clothing, acquire eye crust, and breathe wheezily. Channing is one of her friends. She has four older brothers, so she is well accustomed to "grossness."

Big Blue (Chapter One)

A student in Mrs. Hambridge's class, she sits near Adrian during the Ms. Goodwin introductions and sneezes on him. He is already aware that she is pretty gross by that point. She is later seen at lunch, sitting near Yolanda. She can then be spotted with her friend Channing at recess, running with her.

One morning, as Mrs. Hambridge asks her class to write about how their families celebrate Thanksgiving, Gladys reveals that hers cooks two turkeys, because all of her big brothers rip into them and "tear out the bones."

Appearances In Stories

She has a fairly bigger role in School compared to the other kids. A friend of Channing's since kindergarten, the two sit close to one another. She is in the sharing group with her, Mike, Arlo, and Ethan, and has a straw dolly that doesn't get involved with Channing's attempted trade triangle. The following day, she is part of the "table of misfits" along with Channing, Tanya, and Margaret. Near the end of the chapter, they find out that they can sit together on the bus ride home.



They were friends in kindergarten, and remain so in first grade. One of the reasons Gladys likes her is that she doesn't seem bothered by her constant allergy problems.