Author Robert B. Parker Gives Shout-Out to ‘Stone Soup’

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By: E&P Staff

Robert B. Parker, in his latest mystery novel “Rough Weather,” gives a shout-out to Jan Eliot?s comic strip “Stone Soup.”

Alan Gardner at The Daily Cartoonist reports that on page 269, Parker writes, ?I was studying a strip called Stone Soup, which seemed pretty good, and might fill the void left by ‘Calvin & Hobbes,’ when Maggie Lane came in to see me.?

Bill Watterson’s critically acclaimed “Calvin & Hobbes” was syndicated daily from Nov. 18, 1985, to Dec. 31, 1995.

Parker previously mentioned “Calvin and Hobbes” in his 2007 book “Now and Then.”

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