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Jimmy Johnson suffers mild heart attack

Arlo and Janis creator Jimmy Johnson posted on his website that he exerienced a mild heart attack earlier this week.

I used to vaguely be amused when I’d miss a day here on the Web, and readers would write to enquire nervously about my health. I am no longer amused. Early Monday morning, I had a heart attack, that quintessential middle-age experience. Oh, I’m OK! I’m out of the hospital and walking around with a slight limp, having suffered nothing more invasive than having a Roto-Rooter inserted in my groin area and shoved up my torso into my heart. Twice.

I am not overweight, have never smoked and have a normal level of cholesterol. Apparently, genetics got me, maybe helped along by stress. I’ll be back with the Web site next week; I expect we’ll talk about this some more. I’m going to be fine. Really.

Community Comments

#1 Larry Damigella
November/20/2006
@ 6:04 pm

Dear Mr. Johnson, I have always commented about how Arlo and Janis mirror my life in such an amusing way. I pray I don’t get a heart attack. I truly look forward to your strip every day. I hope you have a full recovery and get back to drawing what I believe is one of the best strips ever.

#2 Larry Damigella
November/20/2006
@ 11:04 am

Dear Mr. Johnson, I have always commented about how Arlo and Janis mirror my life in such an amusing way. I pray I don’t get a heart attack. I truly look forward to your strip every day. I hope you have a full recovery and get back to drawing what I believe is one of the best strips ever.

#3 kevin rosecrans
January/8/2007
@ 2:42 pm

as to your strip of 1 -8-07 the coffee will be gray when you add cream to it if its old coffee. such as a thirty cup coffee maker in a truck yard or truck stop. just something i learned in the dead of night in the osu library before exams. to the people that don’t like the fact that ludwig is becoming a large part of the strip. pthhhht to quote bill the cat.
regards kevin

#4 kevin rosecrans
January/8/2007
@ 7:42 am

as to your strip of 1 -8-07 the coffee will be gray when you add cream to it if its old coffee. such as a thirty cup coffee maker in a truck yard or truck stop. just something i learned in the dead of night in the osu library before exams. to the people that don’t like the fact that ludwig is becoming a large part of the strip. pthhhht to quote bill the cat.
regards kevin

#5 Margaret Johnson
July/31/2010
@ 5:01 pm

When we go on vacation I donate my paper to the NEA, Newpaper Educational Awareness. I’m loathe to do so because then I can’t catch up on Arlo & Janis. I love your cartoon. Please keep them coming.

#6 Margaret Johnson
July/31/2010
@ 11:01 am

When we go on vacation I donate my paper to the NEA, Newpaper Educational Awareness. I’m loathe to do so because then I can’t catch up on Arlo & Janis. I love your cartoon. Please keep them coming.

#7 Denny Snyder
November/5/2011
@ 2:59 pm

We need a cartoon book about Ludwig

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