Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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 →