“It's about time that all of us, like Dana, realized that little girls are onto something.”

Lauren Faust

Everybody gets rejected

I got this from the late great King Features editor Jay Kennedy in like 2003. It’s the most handwriting I’d ever gotten on a response. Despite the fact that it was an explanation of my being rejected, and the fact that he couldn’t be bothered to spell Ozy’s name correctly (really, few ever have), it helped keep me going.   Read more →


Because some people complained that some of the text in 4/24’s strip was hard to read (white text on a perhaps too-light violet background), I offer this darkened version. Read more →

Raine Dog: Legend of an unfinished comic

Rain Dog: a dog caught in the rain, with its whole trail washed away by the water so it can’t get back home. (Urban Dictionary)   So I don’t talk about it that much, these days, but after Ozy and Millie ended, and before I won the Comic Strip Superstar contest and began the process of developing what would become Phoebe… Read more →