Lynn's Comments: When I was 16, I went to Montreal to visit my mom's sister Monica and her family. It was the time of greased hair and Elvis wannabes. My cousin Marty had the best hair. He wore it in a perfect "duck tail" with a suave curl on the forehead. He looked like he was right out of "West Side Story." His dad, my uncle Maurice, owned a Cadillac convertible and was happy to load all of us kids into it. I was surprised when Marty complained that his dad was putting the top down—the rest of us were thrilled. My memory of that drive to the country is Marty crouched in the back trying to keep his hair straight while the rest of us enjoyed the wind.
Lynn's Comments: A drawing like this required some reference material. When I couldn't take the photos I needed, I had loads of magazines to look through. I'm quite jealous of the artists now who can just go to YouTube and Google!
Lynn's Comments: Yup. But I think the music was better then than it is now!
Lynn's Comments: When I was about 18, I went with a couple of girl friends to English Bay. Adelheid, who was a stunning dark beauty, ran into the water in an opaque, white bathing suit. But, when she walked back to us, we could see everything. Wet, her white suit had become transparent. She was horrified and spent the rest of the time rolled in a towel. Interestingly, I don't see too many plain white bathing suits!
Lynn's Comments: I had a lot of fun drawing this strip!
Lynn's Comments: Whenever I had a crush on a boy, my imagination would lead me to a scenario much like this…but, minus the other people.
Lynn's Comments: The whole time the "Michael and Martha" theme ran in the strip, my son was asked if it was true; if he was really seeing someone called "Martha." Usually, his friends were able to get past the hype and see that FBorFW was "just his mom's imagination," but this story caught fire. Aaron's friends were sure there was more to this than a comic strip. It was one of the rare times when my work made one of my kids really uncomfortable.