Sam Hurt’s Eyebeam comic was one of my favorite things about UT – Austin. It started in the college paper, The Daily Texan. I think it went on to syndication, but I’m not sure. When I left UT, people mailed me the strip. My favorite character in the comic was Peaches (Queen of the Universe), the main character’s niece. Peaches eventually got her own comic, but that didn’t last for long. Peaches was .. well .. precocious.
I just found an Eyebeam strip with Peaches that was on my office door for a while. It’s old (1988), torn, and flimsy. Peaches is standing on a sidewalk, and a big bully comes up to her and says,
“This is my sidewalk. Sorry, but no girls allowed on my sidewalk.” The next frame is the bully splat on the ground and Peaches walking away while saying, “Sorry, but no sexist piglets allowed on my planet…”
I love Peaches.