Lynn's Comments: Somebody once said that it wasn’t possible for men and women to be good friends without any "love complications" – just friends. Well, I "deg to biffer." I had some wonderful male friends in grade school, art school, workmates and beyond. The thing is to make sure your eventual life partner is also a very good friend!
Lynn's Comments: This final panel really shows what it feels like to be pregnant, and because of it many people thought I actually was!
Lynn's Comments: Situations like this really date the strip. Nobody uses an encyclopedia any more. In fact, I still spell the word the way I learned to spell it in the 50s—encyclopaedia.
Lynn's Comments: I omitted the top of the first 3 panels here just to see if it would make a nice change to the look of the strip. I think it did. It was around this time that I started to white out borders and let parts of the illustration extend outside the line. I’ve never been one to keep things the same; another reason why the characters "grew up."
Lynn's Comments: When the pregnancy story was coming to an end, friends of mine decided to throw a surprise baby shower for my "imaginary baby." I was spirited away from the house long enough for them to cover the front lawn with flamingos and a big stork carrying a baby in a bundle. When I went inside, there was a party all set up with gag gifts, munchies and an open bar. It was a great success. The funny thing is…I never had a baby shower for either of my REAL kids!!
Lynn's Comments: I have given this as a gift a number of times and it has always been appreciated.
Lynn's Comments: Our dog, Willy, loved to chase squirrels. He lived for a good squirrel chase and of course he never caught one. Sometimes I think the squirrels were in on the game because they seemed to taunt him at the windows, and when we let him out, they would wait until he was close enough to get his hopes up and then disappear into a tree. It was good exercise for all and nobody got hurt.
Lynn's Comments: This reminds me...I have to get my tires changed!
Lynn's Comments: When we lived in Hamilton, Ontario the steel mills put so much soot into the air that as soon as you cleaned your windowsills, they turned black again. There was a saying, "Hamilton was a place where you opened the windows so you could hear the birds cough!"
Lynn's Comments: For some reason, expectant moms often have a few days of manic activity–like cleaning or doing yardwork, right before the baby is born. I scrubbed all the floors in the house the day before my son was born and I always wished I’d get that kind of energy back again!
Lynn's Comments: This has to be one of my favourite cartoons.
Lynn's Comments: With my doctor advocating for a home birth and readers making it seem like a bad decision, I was setting the scene here for something to save the day.
Lynn's Comments: This series became an animated show. These exact words were part of the script.
Lynn's Comments: The arrival of the pizza guy did two things: it gave credence to the gravity of the weather conditions and it allowed me to enjoy the sign on his car.