Ta-da! This is the first of the stories where I got serious about making diary comics… actually, it’s the third of the stories I drew, but chronologically the first that happened. At some point I had this idea to fold an index card in half, trace around it four times in approximate alignment, and thereby have a set of four equally sized panels to work within. This is the format I’ve been using ever since for the diary comics. It’s amazing how long it takes me to come up with simple ideas like that.