Cathy Retiring From the Comic Pages Creator hangs it up after 34 years in the funnies By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Aug 12, 2010 2:15 PM CDT 12 comments Comments A screen grab from YouTube of a TV special based on the comic strip. (youtube.com) (Newser) – After 34 years, the comic strip Cathy is closing up shop. Creator Cathy Guisewite is hanging up her drawing pen in October, citing (in true Cathy form) her "creative biological clock," the LA Times reports. Time also has weighed on her alter-ego, who finally married Irving in 2005 and has since moved on from the classic single-gal adventures—replete with dating and shopping Aacks!—to foibles of the married. Cathy diehards can still find her in one of the 20 or so books published by Guisewite.