I don't have to come up with a ha-ha belly laugh every day, but drawings with warmth and love or ones that put a lump in the throat. That's more important to me than a laugh.
I was portraying the family through my eyes. Everything that's happened in the strip has happened to me.
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
Some may look on my work as being corny or old hat and wonder if my observations on the typical family are passe, what with the single-parent family and mixed family units.
Even the strictest religious person from the strictest religious sect allows a little levity. Today, they congratulate you for carrying the Christian message into the comics.
We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment.