Lynn's Comments: After the strip became second nature to me, I began to look past the main characters to the Pattersons’ neighbours and friends. I was so immersed in the neighbourhood that I wanted to know what was going on in their families, too. I began to introduce strange new characters; people who would be interesting for the readers, and a challenge for me.
Lynn's Comments: Molly is Elly’s best friend Connie’s step-daughter. I was getting into some convoluted relationships and I only had four panels a day in which to tell a story. Four panels and one statement a day. This was hardly enough time to develop a character—especially one outside the familiar ones already established.
Lynn's Comments: Since my days with McMaster U. medical school, I’d wanted to see a band named "The Emetix" — the word "borborygmus" was just too long!
Lynn's Comments: At a book fair, I once saw a famous guy sign a banana. I guess the moral of the story is, "nothing lasts forever." Bananas, by the way, are nice to draw on with a ballpoint pen…Check it out…The next day, the art is even better!
Lynn's Comments: I introduced this rather ominous character "Dirk" to give both my readers and myself a break from the "sweetness" of the Patterson family. I wanted to inject a bit of creepiness into the mix.