This old A&J, which you probably have seen if you’ve been coming here a while, is one of my all-time favorite cat strips. I often mention how much the appearance of my characters has evolved over the life of the strip, but it also could be argued that they have not, at least since the turn of the century. Yes, you know which “turn of the century” I mean. (Why do I always feel obligated to point that out!?) Aside from Janis’ shape-shifting hair, the characters look today as they did in 2001, when the above was drawn. I can draw a little better than I could then, and when I’m on my game that is evident, but after things settled down in the 1990s, the appearance of the strip really has not changed that much. Why does that surprise me?