Tuesday, February 26, 2019


It’s become a tradition in my home to watch The Lord of the Rings movie Trilogy every winter, so a Gollum reference was inevitable. For several years I’ve had Candace’s roommate wearing a couple toe rings, so this joke was practically mandatory. The tagline Candace utters made the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes list.

Saturday, February 23, 2019


In an effort to make the two roomies as opposite as possible, I’ve designed Candace to be very civic-minded, while Megan is completely apolitical. In this case I sought to show Megan’s annoyance with the difference. I could have just as easily had Candace say, “Did you read what the President is doing now?!”. But, despite the fact that many Americans have likely said that for decades now (and probably decades to come), I thought it’d be fun to shake things up, and turn the Governor into today's scapegoat!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Sometimes it’s just fun to have your characters doing something totally unrelated to the joke you’re writing. In this case, I thought it’s be fun to have the 2 humans building a snowman while the dog sizes up a snow cat. Megan’s lack of knowledge regarding American history is something I view as being a little too realistic!

Sunday, February 17, 2019


I still am not certain on how many syllables are in the word “Worcestershire”, but I figured it can’t be more than five!

Thursday, February 14, 2019


I’ve noticed that tattoos are pretty uncommon on comic strip characters, even though they are everywhere when you tune in to professional sports. I guess it’s because it’s extra hard to try to keep track of where all the additional “ink” would go each time you draw. Megan doesn’t have any tattoos, but she considers getting one now and then. Obviously, Candace has no such intentions.

Monday, February 11, 2019


Reading the Sunday comics one day, I learned the scientific way of ripping a phone book in half (don’t know what a phone book is? You’re not alone.). Even going about it “scientifically” is hard!

Friday, February 8, 2019


One day I had noticed that over the course of drawing Candace ‘n’ Company strips, I had created two very similar looking outfits for Candace. I figured this way I could officially distinguish between the two. You can see the different colors, right? Me neither.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Marshmallows and wine. No, I can’t explain what I was thinking here.

Saturday, February 2, 2019


My brother gets teased by the family from time to time over how many trips to the E.R. he’s made, and we often say they all know him by name now. Candace’s roommate’s cousin is the same, except his trips seem to all have come from a violent relative!