Yeah, you’ve seen this one before, but I thought I’d get things back on track and put us in a holiday mood. This A&J comic strip, from 1996, is the first in a series, and if you haven’t seen it or want to see it again click on the date above. Some readers at the time let me know they didn’t care for this series. It was one of my first forays into “whimsy,” let us call it. I think the detractors would have called it “weird.” However, it is a favorite of mine, and many readers did seem to appreciate it. As in so many endeavors, you can’t please everyone. This truth is particularly hard on cartoonists, because we’re generally very shy and insecure people who want everybody to love us. The age of the “comment” has toughened some of us up on the outside, but not on the inside. Not really.
Cartoonist’s note: if you do click all the way through the week of Nov. 25, 1996, you’ll be rewarded with a passable Sunday strip (December 1).