New Zealander Kim Casali met her husband Roberto in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. She would draw simple cartoons of a cherubic naked couple to give to Roberto; he saved every one of them. In the late 1960s, she managed to get the attention of the newspaper cartoon syndicates. In 1970, one-column-wide single panel cartoons were a novelty, and the strip was syndicated worldwide. Casali died of cancer in 1997. Today the syndication and licensing of the feature is run by Kim's eldest son Stefano, and the drawings are done by cartoonist Bill Asprey, who has been drawing the panel since 1975. The Los Angeles Times Syndicate currently distributes the cartoon to about a hundred newspapers worldwide.