Coup for ‘Cul de Sac’ Book: Reclusive ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Creator Writes the Foreword

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By: E&P Staff

Reclusive “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson wrote the foreword to the “Cul de Sac: This Exit” collection that Andrews McMeel Publishing is scheduled to release this September.

The “Cul de Sac” comic is by Richard Thompson of Universal Press Syndicate, which distributed Watterson’s 1985-1996 strip to more than 2,000 newspapers.

Daily Cartoonist blogger Alan Gardner, in reporting on Watterson’s rare public writing appearance, quoted from some of the foreword: “And oh, those gorgeous drawings! With a mix of rambling looseness, blotchy crudeness, and sheer cartoony grace, Thompson’s expressive pen line is the equal of any of cartooning’s Old Masters….

“He reminds us that comics can be more than illustrated gag writing, and that good drawings can bring a comic strip’s world to life in countless ways that words cannot….”

Gardner’s blog can be seen here.

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