The Beauty and the Beast, I felt the title applies here.

I know that this debate has been going on since the beginning of time. And I know one will have an opinion one way or another on either side of this topic. I’m not out to have the debate here, as it never usually go anywhere but bruised egos.

All I am expressing is my own personal opinion on the matter.

That is one reason for this strip. There’s actually an artistic reason. I’ve never drawn a really battered face before, and although I challenged myself on this regard, I cringed at every line and every color of that battered face of Charlie. I NEVER want to draw her that way, or any of my female characters, again. Knowing that I can when called upon is enough.