|First appearance||September 4, 2002 (Enter Anna pt 1)|
Anna invited Jason to her sixteenth birthday party, but was dismayed by the gift he gave her. She appears very infrequently, even at first (often going a year without an appearance), as a goofball, nice-girl teen (she is obsessed with faeries) who gradually grows more and more cynical with life. The rest of the gang is very protective of her. She is basically overwhelmed with darkness like the rest of the cast by the end, and is completely gone from the strip by the time she ends up engaged to be wed. She graduated from high school in 2005.
She appears in a short storyline, meeting a gay guy named Ben and feuding with him before making pals. He never reappears, and she goes years without showing up. She gets married off-panel (to a boy that Jason & Davan had traumatized years earlier), and appears in 2011 with a baby.
Randy: "Anna is, in fact, based off a person I did theatre with. She was fifteen when I met her and she and her father (who I always regretted not basing a character off of) both volunteered at the same children's theatre Josh, Claire, T-Bob and myself volunteered with. Those shows were a lot of fun and I have good memories of that time in my life. Anna was the fifteen year old watching the adults make general asses of themselves and learning what not to do when she was our age. She was a great actress and everyone loved her. She did, in fact, marry that boy Josh and I damn-near traumatized. I went to the wedding in 2008, right before I left Boston. It was a wonderful ceremony and honestly I can't imagine two people who seem to fit together more perfectly. This past October, they had a daughter."