Day 3, and ten more classic cartoons featuring young Gene, these from 1990. It seems most of you are enjoying this look back at the early days of Arlo & Janis, with emphasis on the family son. I’m glad of that, and I thank you for being here. If you’ve just arrived, we have been doing this since Monday, so scroll back a couple of days and catch up on the 20 old cartoons that have already been posted. For you regulars here at the Web site, Mike Peterson said some nice things about you recently in his impressive blog “Comic Strip of the Day.” 1n 1990, Gene’s appearance had stabilized, but the humor noticeably was taking on a more unique character, trending away from jokes that could be transplanted into the speech balloons of any comic strip child. If Gene wasn’t growing yet, the strip was.