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

Lauren Faust

Unicorn of the Year!

Remember in February, when I was on KING 5 Evening, on Seattle TV? KING 5 Evening has now nominated me for Woman of the Year. Please vote for me! I would love to win! Read more →

What’s in a few names

Origins of some names in the strip, some well known and some not: 1. Phoebe is named for Phoebe Caulfield, the protagonist’s younger sister in J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” 2. Phoebe’s last name, Howell, is in honor of Jimmy Howell, the kid across the street who was my best friend in preschool. 3. Phoebe’s middle name, Grizelda,… Read more →

Coming back to Olympia!

I love Olympia Washington (a town a character on “Bojack Horseman” recently described as “B-plus”; he is wrong). It’s where I attended college (I’m a graduate of The Evergreen State College, a school that seems to produce a lot of cartoonists), and thus where I lived for several years in my late teens and twenties. (Which is starting to be… Read more →