Feb 13th 2008 06:25 am I shudder to think what “older” meant when I drew this

Arlo and Janis talking on the sofa

In 1992, the title characters very much had their original appearance still. However, believe it or not, I had come a long way as a cartoonist, especially in the areas of body language and figure drawing. Folks at United Media at first were bothered by panels like the third one here, where only portions of their heads are visible. I drew these close-ups naturally and was never bothered by them myself. I compare them to a tight close-up in cinematography. Or, put another way, it adds a little drama to talking heads.

Posted by jimmyjohnson / Vintage A&J

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