Over the years, I’ve probably produced as many comic strips based upon St. Patrick’s Day as any other annual occasion except the high holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. I’m not sure why this is. I suppose it’s the light-hearted nature of the thing. I know the Irish take themselves and their culture as seriously as any other peoples, but I believe it is fair to say that, as a population, they’ve also a deserved reputation for a certain light-hearted approach to life and others. I hope they would agree. Anyway, it always is fun to celebrate this day with them and believe that today we all are Irish.