EugCast host JoJo Jensen interviewed cartoonist (and so much more!) Jan Eliot, who started cartooning when she was a divorced working mom trying to raise two daughters, work full-time, pay too many bills with two little money, and still have a little fun.
Drawing (literally) from her own experiences, Jan tried to reflect real life and real emotions, with empathy for anyone with too little time, money or patience. Her first comic strip, Patience and Sarah, began as a weekly feature in a local alternative newspaper and ran for 3 years. It was reprinted in parenting magazines and books in the years following, giving Eliot the courage to try a second strip, Sister City, which ran weekly in her local daily paper the Eugene Register-Guard. It ran for 5 years, when the strip was picked up by Universal Press Syndicate and renamed Stone Soup
. On November 20, 1995, after many years of wishing and hoping, Eliot saw her creation launched nationally as a daily comic strip.About EugCast:
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