I consider Seeking Shelter to be in the same category as Girls with Slingshots, Something Positive and Questionable Content. After all, it is a ballad of the 20's. However, I think it's notable that there is no sex in SS, no cussing and until this strip not even any discussion of alcohol, let alone drinking to excess. I'm not trying to make it a goody-two-shoes comic, so much as it's an autobio and it reflects my reality. I really enjoy having have a beer with my husband every night or the occasional glass of wine, if it's truly exceptional, but on a whole I just don't drink a lot and most of my friends don't touch booze at all. The Shirley Temple trick is something I've taught a lot of them and have used myself on a number of occasions.