Since we’ve been discussing melanoma and other summer subjects, I thought this week I would feature a classic beach series, this one from 2006. For a long time, Arlo and Janis and their young son Gene would make an annual trek to the seashore for a few days of relaxation. These strips were something of a little vacation for me, as well. It was a break from the routine. The dialog and the humor generally were easy to write. I was able to hone my figure-drawing skills, depicting the characters in bathing attire for days at a time. Most importantly, the subject interested me, because, going back to boyhood, there was nothing I liked better than hanging out on the sand and lolling in the surf. I don’t do that so much anymore, and, alas, Arlo and Janis don’t get to the beach as much, either.