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Puck originally started as a university newspaper comic way back in the prehistoric days of 1998. It was reborn in 2011, and is now running weekly, in color. You can see the original run of eighty strips AND the new colour strips all here!
This strip is #9 in a series dating from my university days. Puck ran for three full years in the Silhouette, McMaster University’s student newspaper.
I did a reasonably good job on this one after panel one. That first pic, though … ouch. That represents probably one of the worst bg shots I’ve ever done, and that’s saying something. I hate layout (that’s animation speak for backgrounds, and it’s an entire career path). I often completely give up on bg elements, and this is a perfect example of my laziness.
This is the first appearance of Daphne’s consistent outfit with the ‘Gosh Kosh’ jeans and the backwards baseball cap.
The joke here was lost on some: another play on Puck’s terrible mothering skills. A decade later, I’m not even sure I totally get it. Funny how that kind of thing works out.