Ain’t Adolescence a Gas?

When I was a high school sophomore at an Alabama boarding school, my roommate (concerned, no doubt, that I seemed to be falling behind the curve developmentally) leaned on me to double-date one evening with his girlfriend and him. Since I knew no datable girls in the area, Madoc asked around and came up with one.

A particularly excruciating gaffe from that endlessly excruciating blind date eventually inspired the cartoon below, drawn twenty years later for a mini-comic anthology called "Horrible Misunderstandings."

My advice to well-meaning high-schoolers with similar concerns about their classmates: Just let your shy friends be shy.

About Howard

I'm a cartoonist and writer, best known for my graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby, and my comic strip from the 1980s, Wendel.
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One Response to Ain’t Adolescence a Gas?

  1. mthomases says:

    It does look like a very nice purse.