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Couldn’t say it if it wasn’t true!

In the dark, dark—oh, so unbelievably dark—hours of yesterday night, I came to the realization that I needed to re-invest in the pastimes that give me joy and divest of those that do the opposite. Pretty obvious, really, right? Yet I’d gotten into the habit of mindlessly doing things that eat up time and more often than not annoy me or rile me up. (Yes, I know, some of that is my very low annoyance and rile points.)

Anyway, one of the pastimes that DOES give me great satisfaction is this little cartooning/blog project. So here we are.

This is the last panel from one of a series of strips I drew in the 1990s. I’ll get into the details of that strip some other time. Right now I just need to get this out there.

1991 (or 1992) – Frenemy!


I don’t know that “frenemy” was a word back in the early 1990s, but I (and pretty much everyone in my social circle from that time) can absolutely attest that it was a “thing.”

I’m going to forego the backstory and witty comments about this drawing, except to note that this is the fourth panel of a four-panel strip that was created for a smaller-than-usual audience (considering the limited audience I usually draw for, this is saying something!).

Even by itself, though, this panel stands up as a pretty good snapshot from this era, wouldn’t you say, Beth?