Some might call neighborhood girl Susie Derkins nothing more than the occasional-sidekick to Calvin &  Hobbes‘ scene-stealing troublemaker Calvin. As a perpetual target of his Get Rid Of Slimy GirlS club, Susie was neurotic, over-achieving, and an unapologetic tattletale.

But. She was amazingly good at out-smarting Calvin and also going places (namely Vassar).

So let’s celebrate Susie–hero to smart, neurotic, easily agitated but accomplished girls everywhere–with a gallery of inspiration and a few key pieces.