Today’s retro Arlo & Janis is a Sunday from March, 2002. I was attempting to stretch myself as a cartoonist that winter and spring, as I hope is evident above. There’s a lot of Cliff Sterrett influence here. The humor in Sterrett’s long-running comic strip Polly and Her Pals seems dated and forced today, but I don’t think the writing was ever Sterrett’s forte. He certainly is one of the best comic artists ever to ply the trade. Although ambitious interiors and innovative camera work never really made it into A&J, I think my base proficiency as a cartoonist was much improved during this period of experimentation and effort.