This is an old one, a classic from 1997! The mid-90s were a transformative time for Arlo & Janis. The early A&J had a subtlety and wit that allowed it to survive, but it was a rather one-dimensional family strip that wasn’t always very well drawn. In the mid-90s, exaggeration and whimsy began to find their way into my writing, and I began to learn to draw. The strip rather quickly morphed into something much more like today’s Arlo & Janis. This divide, to me, is so pronounced that it seems as if Arlo & Janis actually began about that time. Plus, it helps me forget I’ve been drawing this strip since cars had running boards.