The following message was forwarded by my syndicate just moments ago. Apparently the author sent me a previous email. Apparently the author is just one step away from knocking on my door and demanding why I don't serve her tea and answers.
It took me a long time to find an address to send this email to, therefore I would appreciate a response. Have been patient since May!
This comic strip (2006) appeared in our local paper, and I found it interesting that the cartoonist made reference to a surname that is not a popular one here in the US. It so happens that this is a family name - SCHWALLER. I am curious how and why this name was picked in this strip of all the names in the universe that are available! Does the cartoonist know someone by that name and from where?
The strip shows husband and wife sitting at the table, drinking coffee, looking worse for wear. The daughter goes by with a greeting of "Morning!", and he says "Why does she keep doing that?!" She says "First resolution - never attend the SCHWALLER'S New Year's Eve Party again.
I tried getting in touch with the cartoonist by calling (NOTE: This is where the author lists my actual home phone number, which I am none too pleased that she sought out or in fact called) and left a message which was never returned. This is my second attempt. Hopefully I will get a response from someone.