"Brainwaves... the First Wave" is the first collection of cartoons by Betsy Streeter. "Brainwaves" is a single-panel cartoon strip about the infinite absurdity of everyday life. Streeter's work has been compared to that of Gary Larson, PS Mueller, and Benita Epstein. "Brainwaves" is syndicated online through ucomics.com. Streeter's cartoons appear regularly in The Funny Times as well as in numerous magazines (such as Utne and Z Magazine), papers, newsletters, and the occasional blog or refrigerator door.