Penny and Aggie's senior year, bypassed college, and went straight for the five-year high school reunion. The ending was actually quite sweet, leaving the door open to a new, mature relationship between our titular heroines. But at the same time, it was a bit disappointing that we missed the big moments on their journey to adulthood.
Thankfully, we're going a bit backwards in time with Campbell's latest project, Quiltbag. The new comic follows two P&A secondary characters, Sara and Lisa, as they adjust to life in college and the new (LGBTA-friendly) relationships that come with it. I'll admit, while I've always liked Sara, I find Lisa a bit irritating (which I suppose is kind of the point). But there are hints that Campbell and artist Jason Waltrip (who collaborates with Campbell on Fans! and took over Penny and Aggie after Gisele LaGace's departure) might explore Lisa's vulnerable side and not have her constantly sound like the Creature from the Internet.
Another interesting aspect of Quiltbag is that some of the supporting cast members are based on P&A readers (and reader suggestions). Campbell and Waltrip invited readers to send in their photos and self-descriptions (factual or otherwise), and we've already met some of the resulting coeds.
My one beef with Quiltbag: how had Lisa, who has the attention span of a mayfly, kept that same labor-intensive hairdo since junior year of high school?
Quiltbag [Penny and Aggie]