Audry Without An E originally started while I was in college. As a design major, every project took ages to complete, so I often felt like I had not accomplished anything at all each day. My solution was to draw a three panel comic that reflected the most interesting thing that had happened that day.

The idea to start a daily comic came about in college when my housemate Brennan and I got into zines and comics, and eventually found ourselves with a copy of Ben Snakepit’s daily comic aptly called “Snakepit.”

I drew the comic consistently for two years and spottily for a third. The comic saw me graduate from college, get several different jobs, and eventually move back home. Ironically, the struggle to write the comic every day eventually began to perpetuate the very problem it was intended to solve. I felt unaccomplished each day that I didn’t manage to keep it up. It became clear that the comic had served its purpose and it was time to quit.

Fast forward a few years: After getting married, I began to realize that in my new life with my husband there were lots of little stories that I wanted to remember. It was time to draw The Comic again.

Audry Without An E has seen many different changes and phases of life, but the current iteration is as a slice-of-life comic about Audry (me!) and my husband Connor.