Like most artists, my old work makes me wince.

I look at Ozy and Millie and I see its flaws vividly.

But I also see thousands of little lessons learned. I started the strip in 1998, when I was 20 years old, and kept doing it for more than a decade. I often say it’s my graduate thesis in cartooning.

It still seems to mean something to its readers. And, flaws aside, it still means something to me, too.

It reruns every day on GoComics! Or, you can just click over to the archive and plunge straight in.