The Apartment 3-G comic strip was created in 1952 by psychiatrist Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis. Already the originator of two successful soap-opera comic strips, Rex Morgan, M.D. and Judge Parker, Dr. Dallis wanted to turn his attention to a phenomenon that was sweeping the nation: working women.
To do this, Dallis realized that he could not rely upon tried-and-trite stereotypes. With his keen insight into human nature, he created three women with whom his readers could identify because of their humanity, their strength and the truth of their portrayals. Sharing a New York apartment has enabled these three unmarried career women to come together in a place of strength, to meet head-on the challenges they face every day and to become more than friends and closer than sisters.
Apartment 3-G is one of the few comic strips that has not fallen behind the times; rather, the world has sped to catch up with it. More contemporary than ever, the comic strip speaks directly to the new generation of women who try to juggle careers, men and friendship. Today, Apartment 3-G is written by Margaret Shulock and drawn by Frank Bolle.
Whenever readers feel they need a friend, they know they can always find one in Apartment 3-G.
Life has been somewhat of a bumpy road for this lovely brunette talent agent. And although she's considered the hothead of this close-knit trio, she most often has been the anchor of calm for her roommates, Tommie and Lu Ann.
The redheaded Tommie, who began her career as a nurse, is really the brains of the trio. Though often down, Tommie is never out, and her resiliency takes her to her next adventure.
Lu Ann Powers
This glamorous blonde schoolteacher has always had a craving for experiencing life to its fullest. When her Air Force pilot husband was shot down and killed, Lu Ann was able to use her widow's benefits to further a number of important causes, including the natural environment and troubled teens.
Professor Aristotle Papagoras
Kindly Prof. Papagoras befriended Margo, Tommie and Lu Ann at the very beginning of their lives in Apt. 3-G. The three women have come to rely on his quiet wisdom and vast experience, regarding him as their unofficial "father." Though he never tries to intrude, too much, on their lives and affairs, he sometimes works for their benefit anonymously.