Mary fans Pat and Tim Kennedy from Archie Comics sent me this fun fan art! Mary looks kind of hip here! I have to say though that without her signature hairdo, she looks like a different person. Anyway, great job and a fun piece of art!
Mary looked quite different several decades ago. She resembled a pleasantly plump version of Aunt May from the “Spider-Man” strip more than the sleek active Jessica Fletcher from “Murder She Wrote” that we see today.
But however her look may have changed, her romantic escapades and desire to help others have not. Those things continue on in steady fashion as Mary is as she always was. A compassionate, wise, senior widow with a penchant to do good in an ever-changing world.
Nancy Campbell sent in the following great suggestion:
“I read your comic strip daily in the SLC Deseret News. Just thought I’d give a suggestion for Tommy. It has worked for my sons looking for first time jobs. Offer your services to work “free” for two weeks to prove your work ethic and dependability. My oldest son did just this at an Orem Utah J.C. Penney store. He got the job and had the store’s highest sales in the shoe dept. as their salesmen during his college years. (more…)
April is National Poetry Month. To reflect on Tommy, an ex-con who’s featured in the current story., here’s a poem from the book, “How to Survive A Bullet to the Heart” – a collection of poetry by maximum security prison inmates, compiled by John Wareham.
Mary’s known by her friends not only as a great adviser, but also a great cook. Friends often sit at her dining table and share the wonderful creations she makes in her kitchen. What better way to break open a person’s psyche than by breaking bread with them?
Eating together is a big part of dating. Although she likes to cook, sometimes Mary likes to eat out with Jeff at The Bum Boat seafood restaurant. (more…)