Way back when I was a teenager I liked a girl and doodled a little caricature of her and named her Penelope Saddleshoes. From there I started to doodle some of my other friends and put them in comics. This is the first incarnation of Penelope. Back then I used lined paper and never drew anything in pencil first. Penelope was a very sweet looking girl, but had the tendency to be a little bossy and rude- much like the real girl she was based on. She became the star of my first “set” of comic stories.