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Profiled: Jimmy Johnson on Arlo & Janis talks to Jimmy Johnson, creator of Arlo & Janis, about his career in comics and specifically his work with his strip.

Unlike some other strips whose characters remain permanently young, the family in “Arlo & Janis” has aged. “They haven’t exactly aged chronologically. I figure it’s about one cartoon year to every three calendar years.”

Although the decision to let his characters age “didn’t seem like a big deal at the time,” Johnson says he’s glad he made it. “If I hadn’t, I’d be writing for a demographic I no longer had any relationship to.”

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#1 Jeff Stanson
@ 9:08 am

Please give credit where credit is due. The article may appear on, but it’s written by Colette Bancroft of the St. Petersburg Times.

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