I thought I’d go ahead and give you the gist of “Janis’ Haircut,” especially for the benefit of those who might be relatively new to Arlo & Janis and to this Web site, bless your hearts. It certainly was not a deliberate thing, done with forethought (Hah!), but Janis’ style change from a more youthful mane to an off-the-neck bob marked a change in the strip, I believe. When I think about it, it conveniently delineates the formative period of Arlo & Janis from the modern era in ways far beyond the obvious change in Janis’ appearance. I’m not saying that one period is better than the other, necessarily. I was doing some pretty good stuff in the 90s, in the years leading up to the 1999 haircut. After that, the characters seemed to mature, and I think the strip became better day-to-day. However, I’m not sure the modern era has the creativity that appeared now and then in the formative period. Anyway, the length of Janis’ hair crops up as a point of discussion to this day. Arlo, on the other hand, shed his longish locks several years before Janis, and almost know one said anything.