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Episode 4 - Disruptive Influence
Y’ever meet those people who seem to change the world without even noticing?
Meghan’s influence appears to be greater than she can imagine...
So, yeah – meet Jennifer Shilling, aka Genèt, Meghan’s oldest and closest friend. Taking her moniker from French author Jean Genèt (which says volumes about Genèt herself), Genèt provides flamboyant counterbalance to Meghan’s moodiness. As for Ryan and Rhyanne – the arguing couple with whiplash mood-swings – they’re inspired by a couple Satyr knew in college. They’d be screaming at one another one moment, dragging one another off to bed the next... both extremes often in full view of their friends.
Meghan’s aversion to footwear comes from the author’s own tendencies, and from a number of barefoot girls in my life. My first high school crush almost never wore shoes, and could be seen barefooting around campus even in winter. And yes, our high school allowed teachers to “sponsor” students who displayed unusual creativity. The author of this strip was one of them. (Thanks, Mrs. Kogleman, and rest in peace.)
What better compliment could we choose for today's episode than the signiture song from Joan Jett? Joan formed her classic Punk band The Runaways at the not-so-tender age of 15 - a year younger than Meghan, who is, naturally enough, a Joan Jett fan herself. "Bad Reputation" came out in 1980, after Joan quit her band to go solo. Rock has never been quite the same since.
The Legal Drill
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