I like to think I’m kind of a romantic at heart, but Valentine’s Day is the lamest of the made up holidays. If someone is really important to you why is one arbitrary day supposed to be more romantic than any the other 364 days? Because card makers, florists and chocolatiers say so? That just makes me feel manipulated into spending money (that I don’t have). Thankfully my wife would be happier seeing me work on our kitchen renovations than seeing me walk through the door with flowers.
This was the first Kids ‘ Dogs comic published by The Chronicle, making it the first time Kids ‘n Dogs was published AND the first time I had a comic published by someone other than me. Needless to say it was a great thrill for me. Yes, the art is pretty crude, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? I will be eternally grateful to Mark Frost at The Chronicle for giving me a 10 week shot that’s turned into four years and still going. As for the strip itself, this didn’t really happen, it was just something that occurred to me in the middle of the night while sketching out as many ideas as I could to get the strip going.