Walking My Cat Named Arrgh!

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While we’re in the Ludwig-on-Sunday mode, here is one from 2009. Have you seen today’s A&J, the one at GoComics and in newspapers? It’s a prime example of what is produced when the cartoonist is absolutely stuck for an idea and running out of time. It also was a gentle poke at a lot of comic-strip artists out there, particularly those who produce exclusively with digitial tools. You see a lot of it these days, identical panels except for the lettering and a few cosmetic tweaks from panel to panel. Hey, I’ve done it myself with Photoshop on rare occasions. Done it surreptitiously, I mean, hoping nobody will notice. However, at Arlo & Janis we make cartoons the old-fashioned way. We grind them out with pen and ink.