Saturday, April 17, 2010
If I had any pull with the people who select the winners of the Reuben Award, I'd see that Richard Thompson won it this year for Cul de Sac. I really enjoy his delvings into the minds of children, because they're the most honest delvings since Charles Schulz, and, in some ways, they're more honest, because Thompson doesn't take on any thoughts in his characters that real characters of this age and mein would take on. No philosophies like Linus and Charlie Brown, and no artificial nastiness and flights of imagination like Calvin and Hobbes. I hope he wins.