When I was in high school at Northeast Catholic in Philadelphia in the late '30s, I found that drawing caricatures of the teachers and satirizing the events in the school, then having them published in our school magazine, got me some notoriety.
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.