Aack! Cathy comic strip ended Sunday...

6 years ago

The first time I "heard" the beloved comic strip character Cathy say "Aack,"
I laughed out loud  to the alarm of my fellow mass transit passengers.

final Cathy comic strip

The funny, angst-filled Cathy comic strip ended on October 3rd after 34 years. Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite's autobiographical cartoon diary reminded me daily that feeling ambivalent or stressed out is normal. Even the embarrassing meltdowns in Cathy's life made me laugh with her at the struggles we shared. If Cathy survived it, then so could I. Before Cathy, who knew our neuroses could be so funny? If Cathy struggled to find the perfect bathing suit for her body, then chances are women around the globe shared many of her same insecurities about body image as well as relationships and career.

Curious about how Cathy"s voice sounds? Watch this YouTube video about Cathy

Thank you, Cathy! Facing problem coworkers, smothering parents, or clueless guys will never seem so daunting because of you.

(Photos: The Cathy comic strips appeared in my favorite newspapers and were created by the talented Cathy Guisewite.)

Coffee cup doodle by Chris Olson

Chris Olson
Freelance writer and illustrator
Momathon Blog: The 24/7 mommy marathon--on two feet or four wheels

(Coffee cup illustration: Chris Olson)

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