It was around the time this strip was running that I met my wife. A mutual friend set us up. “You’d like her,” my friend said. “She’s got freckles, long legs and wears short skirts just like Puck.” I guess the friend knew my type.

Consequently, this was the first Puck strip that my wife ever saw. She heard that I did a comic for the Silhouette (she was a part-time MA student at McMaster at the time), so she checked out the paper to see what it was like. She admits that she didn’t get this one at all due to the fact that she wasn’t familiar with the characters.

In retrospect, she was glad that she saw THIS strip and not the one that immediately preceded it. That one might have made the, um, wrong first impression.