'Cathy' Retires After 34 Years: Interview with Creator Cathy Guisewite

It's quitting time for Cathy.

The ultimate "working woman" comic strip is about to take a well-deserved, indefinite leave of absence after being on the job for over three decades.

'Cathy' is being retired by her artist creator, Cathy Guisewite, after 34 years chronicling her comic strip alter-ego's travails and misadventures through work, relationship and swimsuit frustrations that spoke to all women. Its debut at the height of the Women's Movement in the 70s touched a nerve within many women, chronicling their well-hidden insecurities and daily personal struggles.