Jun 12th 2018 07:44 am “Peggy Sue Got Married,” again

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(Cartoonist’s note: I’m continuing with posts from 10 years ago. When choosing old material, I try to find something worthwhile. I hope you will agree this is better than mundane posts about the hot, sticky, rainy weather, because that’s all I got right now.)
Today, I’m beginning a two-week series from 1986 that I know most of you have never seen. It was the first series of any length or complexity that I’d ever drawn, and it was the first time the strip departed from day-to-day reality. I know my editors in New York were nervous, but they let me run with it, as they usually do.

The entire series is a take on the movie “Peggy Sue Got Married,” which was running in theatres at the time. That, by the way, was another excellent movie. I hope you enjoy this as much as I think you will.

Posted by jimmyjohnson / Vintage A&J

8 Responses to ““Peggy Sue Got Married,” again”

  1. Sheila Colbourne on 12 Jun 2018 at 8:15 am #

    I loved that movie. Nicholas Cage is one of my favourite actors. Looking forward to your take on it over the next few days.

  2. David from Austin on 12 Jun 2018 at 9:21 am #

    Judy, the recipes from yesterday look really good. I may have to try the Mexicali stew, but with salt. Thanks!

  3. Blinky the Wonder Wombat on 12 Jun 2018 at 9:35 am #

    Kathleen Turner was marvelous and radiant in that movie. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to get shown on TV anymore.

  4. Anonymous on 12 Jun 2018 at 11:59 am #

    Loved that .movie. cage and Turner were great. Run your take Jimmy.

  5. Sideburns on 12 Jun 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    I’ve never seen the movie and had to look it up to learn the plot. Judging only by Janis’ expression at the end, I’d guess that it’s a chick flick and tear jerker.

  6. TruckerRon on 12 Jun 2018 at 1:46 pm #

    It’s also a time travel movie about ‘what would you do differently if you knew how things would work out.’ That’s a question that runs through my mind on occasion.

  7. Big E on 13 Jun 2018 at 12:51 am #

    Loved the old men at the lodge.

  8. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 13 Jun 2018 at 6:50 am #

    I know that the movie made me long to see my Grandparents again. There was always something reassuring about that. Now that I am a Grandpa, I try to follow that example.

    Helen Hunt plays a small role in the movie too.