on the web
Why not start at the beggining.
Or go to any strip instantly
in the Archive.
The first strip we see Ashlee and Amanda hanging out together as friends separate from the wombat or anyone else is strip 177 and that one is a definite fail. Though I maintain that strip 266 is also a loose pass. To be fair, I've never considered myself a strong writer (as evidenced by some 254 Wombat strips now), even for the male characters. I'd like to think, though, that as Amanda was introduced as John's girlfriend, she has had a lot of character growth and become her own person within the strip.