Lynn's Comments: Looking at these last 2 days worth of strips, I see that I've used the word "ready" 7 times. If I was checking the work of a student, I'd point this out right away as an error in the script!
Lynn's Comments: This was done at the time when my parents were leaving their house of many, many years. My mother had more plastic containers than anyone you can imagine.
Lynn's Comments: I had fun here drawing Phil and Elly's facial expressions. Nothing can show emotion like the elastic face of a cartoon character!
Lynn's Comments: Here it is! This is my mother's basement with all the plastic containers!
Lynn's Comments: My parents never did sell their house and move to a smaller place. By the time they were thinking of this, Mom was too sick to move and Dad wanted her to stay in their old, familiar surroundings. What happened in the strip is what should have happened; how their last years should have been. I was able to hold onto both of them just a little longer in my make-believe comic strip world.
Lynn's Comments: Talking about favourite places in and around Vancouver was a lot of fun. I'd been told by editors that I shouldn't be "too Canadian" because the majority of my readers were American. Still, I went ahead because this is what I know! The result was a series of letters from readers talking about where they had been in BC and what they liked best about the scenery, the coast and the culture.
Lynn's Comments: When I was around 30, I asked my mother, "When can you say you have truly grown up?" She replied, "Never." When her dad died, she looked up from writing the obituary and said, "I'm an orphan, now." She was over 65.