Winter comes in with Christmas and goes out with St. Patrick’s Day, bookends of the harshest season. Other than that, they don’t have a lot in common, but St. Patrick’s Day comes up in the current A&J today, so I thought that would be sufficient excuse to look back in the archives for another St. Patrick’s Day cartoon to show here on arloandjanis.com. I selected a Sunday from 2003. Now, I’m going to give you some real inside cartoon stuff. I did not draw all the little shamrocks. I created what’s called a “pattern” in Photoshop and filled pre-selected spaces with the pattern—a simple click of the mouse. Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, why are the Irish considered so lucky? With all respect and admiration, they historically have been a rather put-upon population. Maybe they consider themselves lucky to be here. I think we can all relate to that.