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Paul Gilligan celebrates 5,000th Pooch Cafe strip

Paul Gilligan has drawn his 5,000th Pooch Cafe comic strip:

Holy snap. I can feel the bones in my drawing hand creaking. I had to do the calculation three times. I had to use an abacus, because apparently those were all the rage around the time I started drawing this strip, which debuted on Jan 3, 2000, (“The first strip of the new millennium”, I coined it). It coincided relatively closely with Charles Schulz’s announcement that he was retiring Peanuts, and I was quickly misquoted in a newspaper interview as calling Poncho “the new Snoopy.” My first reporter twisting of words! I had entered the public eye.

The above strip was his first.

Congratulations, Paul!

Community Comments

#1 Jeff Payden
@ 10:26 am

Congratulations on creating your 5,000th strip, Paul! That’s really an achievement to be proud of. I wish you the best on your next 5,000. BTW, I really enjoy reading Pooch Cafe daily.

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