What I’m Reading, Part 5 (Newspaper Comics)

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

More than a few years ago, I remember my aunt telling me about a new comic that was appearing in the newspaper called Calvin and Hobbes. I think I was already reading it at that point, but I’ve always given my aunt credit for discovering it because she was so excited by how good it was. Now my aunt was a very smart lady, but in all honesty, you don’t have to be a genius to realize very quickly that Calvin and Hobbes is/was a great comic — after reading one or two strips, you just know.

My aunt passed away a few years ago, but in honor of her I’d like to share with everyone a newspaper comic that I’ve recently discovered called Cul de Sac, by Richard Thompson. Like Calvin and Hobbes, it has that quality that after you’ve read a couple days worth of strips you know that it’s a really, REALLY special comic. The artwork is fantastic, and the jokes are quite funny and pretty close to home. But if my word isn’t good enough for you, click here to see what Bill Watterson himself has to say about Cul de Sac.

I hope you like it. And if you’re a dinosaur like me and enjoy getting ink on your hands while you read the daily paper, make sure to send a letter to your local newspaper and request that they feature Cul de Sac in their comics section. They’ll thank you for it.