Pros & Cons focuses on five characters and three professions. While lawyers, doctors and cops have become icons of popular culture in movies and on television, Pros & Cons has drawn them together for the first time in a comic strip format.
Samuel Rhodes, a defense lawyer, Gillian Jaggers, the District Attorney, Lyndon Peel, a psychiatrist and Stan Defoe, a cop, strive heroically to balance professional ethics with human frailties in an effort to make sense of their lives and the world. In so doing, they experience the full gamut of emotions from professional pride to embarrassment, from love to downright animosity.
When the competition and stress becomes too great, they withdraw to a haven of calm called Defoe's Diner. Owned by Sophie Defoe, Stan’s sister, her diner is the closest thing any of them have to a neutral zone.
Awards and Distinctions:
2007 and 2008 nominated for the National Cartoonists Society awards (Newspaper Panel category).
2010 nominated for the National Cartoonists Society awards (Greetings Card category).
Samuel has grown disillusioned with his chosen profession of defense lawyer. Unfortunately for him, his chosen profession guarantees a lifestyle he likes and wishes to maintain.
Detective Defoe is a dedicated, street-wise cop and the protective older brother of Sophie. He is also the boyfriend and a long-time admirer of Ms. Jaggers.
The proprietor of Defoe's Diner, sister of Stan and childhood friend of Samuel and Lyndon, Sophie is the linchpin who draws all the characters together. Her diner is the place where they can socialize and relax.
Sophisticated and opinionated, Lyndon is a good psychiatrist but oblivious to his own issues. He has been married twice and twice divorced.
Gillian Jaggers is a successful and ruthlessly ambitious District Attorney. Her main interest, apart from the professional humiliation of Samuel, is Stan Defoe.