Imagine that!

March 4, 1996
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I think sometimes my reputation is exaggerated. I draw a comic strip about marriage and married people. To touch occasionally upon the defining aspect of a conjugal relationship seems only natural to me. Nevertheless, I always have tried to approach this area judiciously, i.e. “sneakily.” I try not to be offensive or to over do it. However, I will say that I’m pretty certain I’m the first cartoonist to depict a husband and wife discussing sexual fantasies in the funny pages.


20 thoughts on “Imagine that!”

  1. The “Lois Bailey” daily remains one of the many high-points of the strip’s run! But wouldn’t Arlo know her as Lois Flagstone by then, or did he know her and Beetle in younger days?

  2. In both my marriages my wife has never cared or wanted to talk about fantasies. So it’s nice to see at least someone gets to have the fun, even if it’s a cartoon!
    lol

  3. Last night the BYU Archival Film Series presented The Music Man on the big screen with over 200 of us attending. Because it’s in a library, no food’s allowed, but I didn’t miss the smell of popcorn or the sticky floors that went with movies most of my life! My wife and I consider that film to be one of the best romantic musicals produced in our lifetimes. We also love Brigadoon, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, and, now that it’s been a few years since we’ve been bombarded with its soundtrack by our girls, Phantom of the Opera.

  4. We love each of those movies as well!for wifey and I – Last night we watched Casablanca on the big screen! A local restored old (1922) movie theatre was having dinner and a movie. We had a good crooner singing old standard love songs from past generations which are still hits every time some now famous newcomer makes a cover!

    What a wonderful night!

  5. I used to love broadcast television…or at least 3.5% of what was shown on it. (Wait for it; wait for it: I did the math.)
    In recent years, I’ve watched none of it, nor its cable cousin. Apparently, the divorce has been amiable. I haven’t missed it, and I’m sure it hasn’t missed me.

  6. “However, I will say that I’m pretty certain I’m the first cartoonist to depict a husband and wife discussing sexual fantasies in the funny pages.”

    And we’ll always love you for it, Jimmy. Wait, maybe saying, we’ll love you in a conversation involving sexual fantasies isn’t such a good idea. Make that, “we’ll always respect you for it”!

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