Legendary Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, known for decades as one of the most private figures in comics, stepped out into the spotlight ever so briefly in 2007 to offer his praises for Richard Thompson's brilliant Cul de Sac.
Scarcely a year later, Watterson has once again emerged from his post-Calvin retirement, and once again, it's Cul de Sac that has him talking. The first Cul de Sac collection, Cul de Sac: This Exit, is set for September release and features a foreward by the enigmatic cartoonist.
"I thought the best newspaper comic strips were long gone, and I've never been happier to be wrong. Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac has it all--intelligence, gentle humor, a delightful way with words, and, most surprising of all, wonderful, wonderful drawings."
That's the Watterson equivalent of the State of the Union address right there, and that's just the first paragraph! You can read the entire forward (and pre-order the book) here.