Thanks to our editor Josh for this week's Staff Pick.
In the history of comics, one man — just one man — accomplished a feat once thought … unaccomplishable. One man — one cartoonist man — through his amazing work inspired the very great and very private Bill Watterson to come down from his mountain villa or out of his igloo or whatever and say stuff to people about things he likes, on the record. That man was …
Hang on. I suppose, technically speaking, Watterson gave Pearls Before Swine his stamp of approval when he teamed up with Stephan Pastis and drew some Pearls strips earlier this summer. Fiddlesticks. Blows some of the drama out of my premise. Okay, starting over:
In the history of comics, two men — just two men — blah blah blah one of them the aforementioned Pastis blah blah blah — that other man is … Richard Thompson. Okay, that's all set. End intro.
You know Richard Thompson from the divinely lovely, now-legendary comic strip Cul de Sac. But before Richard was regaling us with tales of Alice and Petey Otterloop and the rest, he was wowing Washington post readers with Richard's Poor Almanac, a hidden gem of a weekly cartoon that offered humorous wisdom inspired by pop culture, society, politics and more. The Almanac has it all: reading lists, vacation tips, weather guides, restaurant closings and all kinds of other info you never knew you needed but should never have lived without. Read Richard's Poor Almanac and be the wisest and most fully entertained you you can be.