For Jan Eliot, cartooning started out as therapy and evolved into a career. Juggling life as a single working mom, she drew cartoons at night after the kids went to bed. In 1995 she launched the comic strip Stone Soup, which is loosely based on her family, friends and unsuspecting strangers at the mall. Stone Soup is syndicated by Universal UClick and ran daily for 20 years in over 300 newspapers. It is now published weekly on Sundays nationwide. There are currently 11 book collections of her comic strip, with the newest, "Privacy Is For Wussies", being released August 2016.