Lynn's Comments: When both my folks were working, it was my job to go home and put on supper. This is right from my childhood.
Lynn's Comments: Yup. The buck stops at the front desk. There was a reason my dad never wanted me to handle the cash. I was much better at sales!
Lynn's Comments: You can't do a strip like this unless the idea comes from real life. Unfortunately, it was a customer who told me I had my sweater on inside out!
Lynn's Comments: I think we have all felt, from time to time, that someone out there is looking out for us!
Lynn's Comments: I once went into a furniture store looking for a couch. They were short staffed and I could see they needed help. I loved their store and knew the inventory and volunteered to help. At the end of the day, they offered me a job. I was already employed, but I sure liked the idea of being able to show what I could do before I applied!
Lynn's Comments: In a way, Elly's dilemma about not having gone to university was my mother's story. She always regretted not having had a university education, and by the time we were older and she had the time to do so, she thought it was too late.
Lynn's Comments: When an Old English Sheepdog gets covered in snow, he is something to see. Most of the snow finds its' way to the fur between his toes and it takes ages to pull it all out. I think my dog took more grooming time than my kids did!
Lynn's Comments: In this drawing, since the characters are sitting and talking in the same spot, I could have copied one drawing and repeated it 4 times. The thing is...I wanted the audience to see into my world as if they were looking through the lens of a camera—and in a movie, that lens is rarely still.
Lynn's Comments: In order to do these strips with some confidence, I went to a breeder and asked if I could see some brand new puppies. They were kind enough to take me to see a new mom with her babies. I was shocked to see how tiny they were. How quickly we forget!
Lynn's Comments: My daughter actually did this. Some strips were as easy as looking out the window.
Lynn's Comments: Without planning for the future of these characters, I was setting April up to be a veterinarian; something she became after the strip ended. Yes...they all lived happily ever after—even if it's just in my imagination.