Having just devoted a week of my life to flogging the book, it’s gratifying to get an email like this one:
I bought â€œHell in a Handbasketâ€ this weekend, and I love it. I was a little reluctant to buy it, since I had read all of the cartoons when they came out. Iâ€™m guessing many of your readers might feel the same way. However, reading them consecutively rather than weekly adds a lot to the enjoyment. Also, itâ€™s great to see proof that liberals were making prescient arguments at the time the events were unfolding and that we really arenâ€™t just criticizing in hindsight (this is, of course, how I remember it, but memory can be tricky). Also, the quality of the printing is great and there are a lot of classic strips in there.
My wife loved it, too. She loved it so much she suggested that I buy one for my mom for Motherâ€™s Day. (My mom â€œYoostabeeâ€ a Republican, but Bush has turned her into raging liberal.) So, in addition to being great political satire, it also makes a great Motherâ€™s Day gift.
Ad’s to your left.
(Still recuperating from five cities in five days. Real blogging will commence eventually.)
… also: many thanks to the generous reader who sent the Fantagraphics Complete Peanuts volumes off the Wish List for my birthday (which falls this year on the oddly sequential date 04-05-06…)