==Characters and story==
In 2008, the cartoonist's son, Peter Key, talked about the origin of the character, "Like a lot of creative people, he kept a notepad near his bedside. He had a dream about a maid who took a message, but she screwed it up completely. When he looked at the idea the next day, he thought it was good and sold it to ''The Post''."
*[http://www.toonopedia.com/hazel.htm Toonopedia entry]
*[http://www.reuben.org/ncs/awards.asp NCS Awards]