E&P noticed that the “gals” are getting together over in the Stone Soup strip. Stone Soup character Joan is having a baby shower and Elly (For Better or For Worse), Cathy (Cathy), Connie (Zits mom), and Alice from Dilbert have made cameo appearances. See today and yesterday’s strip.
I find this interesting. Who do you invite when you write up a story line like this? “I should invite Blondie, but being in over 2000 newspapers, sometimes I think she thinks she’s too big to show up to this kind of party. And then there that Miss Buxely, what a tramp! I won’t have her in my home. But oh, that dear sweet Connie – I don’t know how she puts up with the son of hers…”
I suppose you bring in who will help you with the gag, but I do wonder what the thought process was like.