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!

One thought on “Paul Gilligan celebrates 5,000th Pooch Cafe strip

  1. 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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