Who are Hope & Harry?


Hope and Harry is a semi-autobiographical comic about my family. Hope is a lot like me, except probably better, kinder, and more patient. Harry is a lot like my husband, except not quite as funny or good looking. Hope and Harry have two daughters and a cat just like my husband and I do, and many of the things that happen to them are based loosely on things that actually happen to our kids, their friends, our family friends or more often than I would like to admit, just made up by our family over dinner.

Hope and Harry is a comic that really celebrates the lives of families and the funny and strange things that happen to them. It’s all about busy schedules, unpredictable pets, unexpected catastrophes and the world of children’s imagination. I hope you will stop by for a coffee and a cookie and be ready to listen to Claire and Piper tell you all about their latest adventure.


Piper is full of regret (and deep fried Oreos) and the two are definitely connected!

Welcome to what for many people is the first real week of January. School is probabaly back in session where you are.  The office that was running at half speed last week is full speed this week and we are all still a little reluctant to admit that holidays are over.

I was looking at some conversations on social media last week about using your children for internet content. One woman said that even though her child has asked her to remove postings about her, the writer has chosen not to because she wants to keep using that inspiration in her writing.

To be clear I only post things that my kids approve of.  I have had many a great comic idea shot down by the Nerdchildren because it hit too close to home.  Many of the comics I make have at least a starting point in something truthful, but generally diverge wildly from that first snippet of truth.  But even if the comic is not fully truthful it is still a reflection of my life with my family.  So their boundaries are always sacred to me.

What do you think?  How far do we respect the boundaries of others in creative work?

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