The Friday Archives: 1997 – Autobiographical Comic

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Welcome to the second Friday Archives! In case you missed last week — I have started this thing where every Friday I post some work (illustration, art work, craft, writing) from my past and I invite you to play along. This week I’ve even made a button. You can find it below.

This is an excerpt from a two page comic I drew in 1997. For the whole story you can click on the above links for two pages of angsty, autobiographical comic badness. I drew it all by hand! Those were the days. I wouldn’t dare any more. A lot of liquid paper was used.

Here’s the button:

Feel free to copy it into your site and link it back to

It’s meme-city around here. I am LOVING yesterday’s celebrity sightings!

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23 Responses

  1. Ginger M. says:

    I like your lines a lot! It’s nice to see how your work has evolved yet still remains essentially “you”. :)Here’s mine:

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  3. Michelle says:

    Claire, this is just fantastic! I wanted to keep reading. Beautiful, poignant, and I’m sure we’ve all been there before …

  4. Christine says:

    Hi Claire – first time I have commented here. Love your site! And I love that comic! You came up with Meg Ryan’s character from You Got Mail before the movie!

  5. Kirsty says:

    Gorgeous Claire – you obviously “overcame” the crippling disability!

  6. Prue says:

    Loved the comic! And what’s wrong with drawing it all by hand?!

  7. Kirsten says:

    I loved this! The drawing is great but it is definitely rivalled by the writing…it resonated with me as I am always reducing life to a commonly hashed out movie plot.

  8. Gina says:

    Fun comics but you left us hanging at the end! Was there more? I fondly/not-so-fondly remember those days of single-dom that you captured so well!

  9. spleenal says:

    I draw everything by hand and screw it up all the time.10 mins in photoshop soon fixes everything

  10. I really enjoyed that comic, Clare. I’d love to read more! Charming!

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  12. Wow, that is A LOT of work you’ve done there–I can appreciate the time into that and a beautiful job. Participating again in your project: my link will show up right this time ? I will soon see.

  13. Anne says:

    Dang, a cliffhanger…do we have to wait a whole week for page 3?!The Friday Archive is a great thing. Have done my bit too over here:

  14. Betty Jo says:

    Thankyou for starting this meme.I lost most of my old artwork in a flood, but I will dig out some survivors! Love the “old school” comic strip.Even the best cartoonists still use liquid paper!

  15. Jess says:

    Love the comic and what a great idea, Friday archives I mean. I’d love to play along.

  16. sanae says:

    What an awesome comic — so charming!! You can find my bit here:

    Sorry it’s so slapdash! I’m loving the Friday Archives though. It brings back so many vivid memories as I hunt through my old stuff!

  17. Sabbio says:

    I have just discovered your blog. I love it! So fresh, cute 🙂 And you know the Moomins 😀 (I didn’t know it was famous in Australia! Here in France it was on TV 10 years ago)

  18. Robyn says:

    So, didn’t you marry that love interest? 🙂

  19. Meg says:

    how cute! love your meme. i posted an old drawing of my own on my blog in your meme honor (?). I honestly have no idea how to use that word correctly. Doh!

  20. Meg says:

    how cute! love your meme. i posted an old drawing on my blog for friday archives! thanks for the neat idea. :)

  21. megsie says:

    Great comic. I love your style:)I’m going to join in the meme. I have horded a lot of my artwork from over the years and it is always nice to pull it out again.

    Here’s my link

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