This is what’s fun about writing for cartoon characters. We all know Janis is a practical person. She is a no-nonsense woman who sometimes must keep her husband Arlo and their household on a correct path. She would never really do something like play strip poker on the Internet! That’s what makes the joke. However, she is a multi-faceted human being, and it occasionally is hinted that she has an inner life distinctly removed from the daily life she is required to lead. She might!
I’m sure by now it has been noted that this week’s Arlo & Janis comic strips in newspapers and at GoComics are repeats of recent work. This has happened several times this year, and I apologize. I wish I could tell you I’m spending my downtime in the Islands, but there is an ongoing family crisis that has required a lot to time and energy. Even the new strips that have run in the past few months aren’t always up to my standard but are the best I can do at the time. (Come to think of it, that’s always true.) As for the repeats, though, I personally select the strips that you see, choosing favorites of mine that I hope you will enjoy seeing again. Just like we do here! I expect to get through this soon. I have the best job in the world, and it pains me when I feel as if I’m not doing it justice. Anyway, again, thank you for reading Arlo & Janis!