A Note From Terri Libenson

By Tea Fougner

Our very beloved Terri Libenson will finish writing and drawing her critically-acclaimed and award-winning The Pajama Diaries in January.  As you may know, Terri is also a rockstar of the graphic novel world, with betselling books like Invisible Emmie, Just Jaime, and more, and she’ll be continuing to write her awesome books.  You’ll also be able to continue to find The Pajama Diaries here on Comics Kingdom– we’ll be re-running it from January, 2007, beginning on January 5th. 

We want to thank Terri so much for sharing her world with us. Here’s a note from Terri herself, thanking YOU for being amazing readers. 


Dear Readers:

After almost fourteen incredible years, it’s with mixed feelings that I’m announcing the retirement of my syndicated comic strip, The Pajama Diaries. This is truly bittersweet. I’ve always loved writing and illustrating the strip. However, I’ve been fortunate to have other exciting and challenging projects thrown my way, and I just can’t do it all — trust me, I’ve tried.

The Kaplan family characters age just like we do, and now that the child characters are nearly grown and Jill and Rob are practically empty nesters, this seems an appropriate time as any to hang up my (digital) pen. The final strip will be published on January 4, 2020.

I want to extend my unwavering thanks to the folks at King Features who have given PJD a home all these years and have continued to champion it. I’d also like to thank you, readers, who’ve made this job such a joy, as well as the newspaper editors (with fine taste) who have given it a home on their funny pages. Finally, I’d like to thank my friends and colleagues in the industry whom I’ve looked up to for so long.

ComicsKingdom.com will run the Pajama Diaries archives starting January 5, so you can see where it all began (in all its cringy glory!). You’ll also be able to read it in many online newspapers or link up to it from my personal website and PJD Facebook page.

Thank you so much for your support!

-Terri Libenson, December, 2019