Sunday, May 03, 2009

Taking up Gary Larson's mantle

Ever since The Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson put down his pen almost 15 years ago, it seems there have been attempts by various cartoonists to fill the gaping niche left on the comic pages by his departure. Lo all these years later, no one has quite done it; but since Texas native Scott Hilburn's The Argyle Sweater has been in the Houston Chronicle, I must say I've thought it comes closer than anything I've seen. This is but one of the reasons. And he does it damned consistently too, just about every day.