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Friday, January 27, 1995

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Background: This is one of the "Original Five" cartoons that were my "audition" to the Chronicle.

This is really the one that started it all. I drew a one-panel cartoon of the "stacked cars" idea (featuring Opus) when I was in ninth grade. My high school was getting a new building, and they destroyed the parking lot in the process - basically leaving the school with half as many spaces as it really needed. At the time, Duke had about half as much parking as it really needed (and is probably no different today).

I ended up drawing a one-minute animated cartoon based on this strip for the final project of the Animation class I took two years later.