The early Janis was very insecure in most areas. This was the source of much of the humor in Arlo and Janis back then, humor that could be dark. As many of us do, she has matured, and the disappearance of her insecurity probably is one of the greater differences in the strip then and now, if one of the least noted.
I hope you’re enjoying seeing the older strips. I am. I think I’ll stick with them a while. Chances are, these are strips you’ve never seen or won’t remember, and you’re not going to see them anywhere but here.