100: Family Circus
Title text: This was my friend David's idea
Family Circus is a comic characterized by single-pane round comics with a caption below the comic. Jeff is a character in Family Circus, and dotted lines representing his wanderings are a frequent theme of Family Circus comics. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that compels the sufferer to perform repetitive actions. Common symptoms include, but are not restricted to, excessive hand washing and repeated opening and closing of a door.
The comic depicts the character Jeffy as having Obsessive-compulsive disorder, and traces his movements over a period of time. The dotted line that depicts his movements returns frequently to the kitchen sink, presumably to repeatedly wash his hands.
In the title text, Randall identifies his friend David as the source of the idea for this comic.
- [Picture shows a pathway winding through trees to a sink inside a house, out to some swings and back to the sink, out to a ball and back to the sink, then on into the house.]
- Jeffy's ongoing struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder