It’s obvious that both Arlo and Janis in these old strips still have their original hair styles, more or less. I say “more or less,” because they have undergone the natural evolution in appearance that almost always occurs in a comic strip that is fortunate to survive more than a few years. Put another way, as the creator gets better as a cartoonist. Anyway, I know this happened to Arlo & Janis. Their hair notwithstanding, their faces and postures are not so different than they would be if I drew the strip today, 17 years later. Maybe Arlo’s nose would be a bit bigger today, ridiculous as that may seem. The strip had matured in a lot of ways by 1996; in fact, I was doing some pretty good work at that time.
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