First Published: March 7, 2008
When a cold arrives in our household, it gets stuck in a self-perpetuating cycle. Every time we pass it on to each other, the virus becomes more vicious.
I understand families with small children are even worse off. A friend's son kept bringing the flu home from kindergarten for about a year and shared with it the entire family. Every time they all got over it, he would come in with a new strand.
Since I knew that I would have to redraw the same panel three times, I spent about two hours getting the first panel right.
That's not counting the studies I did in the sketchbook. I tried out three variations of how the two figures could be positioned against each other. In the end, I still decided to use what I scribbled in the original sketch. (sigh)