Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

(27) A Little Magic

Sometimes I go for sentiment more than a laugh. Hey, it's my dream. And yet -- it turned out to be an accurate prediction.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

(26) Murf's "Someone" - after only 26 strips

This is a key strip in the development of Murphy's Life. He meets Mark and begins living happily ever after immediately. This was my dream in 1982, still a year before I met John. So Mark was based on my dream of a life partner, my "someone" that I didn't know yet. Over the years he came to resemble John more and more. 32 years in June. We got married on our anniversary in Chicago.

If Mark and Murf hooking up seems abrupt in the comic strip, so it was in real life. Dramatically, I should've built it into a plot line and it would've been good for 12-15 strips. Actually John  and I knew each other slightly for something like a year; but realizing we belonged together was still a "some enchanted evening" moment for me.