Between Friends zeroes in on the delicious little nitty-gritty details of the lives of three forty-something women friends. Office politics, motherhood, romance and the pros and cons of Botox…nothing is sacred between Maeve, Susan and Kim in this contemporary, caffeinated and humorous woman-to-woman world.
Maeve is a sophisticated, savvy divorcee who’s at the top of her game in her career as a sales executive. She wants to meet “Mr. Right”…eventually. Right now, she’s having too much fun skipping from one romantic escapade to another. Susan is wry and self-doubting. She’s married to a funeral director named Harv, has an adopted daughter named Emma and is always two steps behind in her life. Kim is married to Derek and mom to her stepson, Danny. As a freelance writer, she enjoys the perks of a flexible career…like irregular paychecks.
Witty and personal, sometimes poignant and candid, this slice-of-life strip celebrates the essence of women in all their stress-filled, scintillating glory.
Between Friends appears in more than 175 newspapers in 10 countries as far and wide as Australia, India, South Africa and Guam.
Canadian Sandra Bell-Lundy began her career as a cartoonist by creating comics for her university campus newspaper, a women's networking newsletter and newspaper ads.
After developing a cartoon strip, which was loosely based on a group of her friends, she self-syndicated it to a number of southern Ontario dailies for four years. Between Friends celebrates the essence and angst of three contemporary, forty-something women friends: Susan, Maeve and Kim.
In 1994, Between Friends attracted the attention of King Features and is now syndicated to newspapers worldwide. Between Friends has been collected in two anthologies, "Hello, Daughter" (Plan Nine Publishing) and "Coffee, Tea, and Reality" (Andrews and McMeel).
Maeve is a sophisticated and savvy divorcee with a fast-paced successful career as a sales executive. One of these days she hopes to meet “Mr. Right,” but not quite yet…she’s having too much fun skipping from one romantic escapade to another.
Susan is wry and self-doubting. She’s married to Harv and has an adopted daughter named Emma who has just hit the teenaged years. Always two steps behind her life, Susan’s goals are to spend time with her family, score some personal time and maybe get to the gym once a month.
Kim is creative and introspective. As a feminist freelance writer, she enjoys the perks of a flexible career … like irregular paychecks. She is married to Derek, a widower, and mom to her teenaged stepson, Danny.
Harv is married to Susan. An all-around modern male and supportive spouse, he is a funeral director and the orderly yin to Susan’s messy yang.
Derek was a single father before his marriage to Kim. Derek teaches high school English.
Helen is Maeve’s co-worker and sounding board at the office. A 20+ year veteran of marital bliss with Grant and mom to Amelia (on her way to university) and Mark (in throes of teenaged angst), Helen is a no-nonsense straight shooter who frequently gives Maeve relationship advice…whether she wants it or not.
Emma is Susan and Harv’s adopted daughter who has just hit her teenaged years. She’s a fashionista and a social butterfly
Danny is the teenaged son of Derek and stepmom Kim. His life revolves around sports, his buddies and World of Warcraft.