This humorous cartoon strip, created by Sandra Bell-Lundy, began life as an independent. It first appeared in the Spectator [Hamilton] and the Expositor [Brantford] plus one other daily and a weekly. It was appearing in the Expositor as early as 1990. It was syndicated by King Features for one year 21 February 1994. By 1995 it appeared in seventy-five newspapers including the Toronto Star, Spectator [Hamilton], and Waterloo Regional Record. In the U.S. it appeared in newspapers like The New York Post, Milwaukee Journal and Houston Chronicle.
The strip’s characters, Maeve, and Kim are based on the cartoonist’s friends, while Harvey is inspired by her husband. Susan reflects the cartoonist herself. The strip had its origins, when in university Sandra began sketching cartoons of her friends in humorous situations.
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Content strip cartoon:
Death of a Saleswoman. No place: Third Life Press, 2015.
The Expositor [Brantford], 12 Feb. 1994: “Comic strip on women gaining prominence.” Writ., Marg Land. A3.
Toronto Star, 2 Apr. 1995: “Strip’s inspiration just between friends.” Writ., Nancy White: C1, C9.
Bell-Lundy Sandra, “Between Friends, Expositor [Brantford] 12 Feb. 1994: A3.
Bell-Lundy, Sandra, “Between Friends.” Toronto Star, 21 Nov. 2015: P2.