Time to Sneeze

It’s early summer in Seattle and that means everyone’s eyes are itching. All the rain we had in April and May resulted in the itchy plants coming out later than usual, but they’re out now, and so are the Kleenex and Claritin boxes. I always assumed that Ferret had bad allergies although I’ve never explored that in the comic. I probably should make a mention of it at some point. It’s something I heavily associate with the person who originally voiced Ferret when these characters were going to be a series of animated cartoons. Every year in Atlanta he would have to take things for his eyes during the spring, the season when yellow pollen covers the world like a thick layer of dust. That’s also the time in Georgia when a tree, I’m not sure what kind, blossoms with white flowers that smell like foot ointment. Though beautiful to see, walking amongst them is a challenge. There’s no stinky blooms in Seattle, but when the grass pollen arrives it arrives like nothing else. Hooray for plants!

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

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