Friday, January 9, 2009
BILL WATTERSON'S FIRST POST CARTOON
This, as far as I can tell, is Bill Watterson's first editorial cartoon for the Cincinnati Post. It is from June 18, 1980. The cartoon is based on an event from two days earlier when local phone monopoly Cincinnati Bell had a phone system breakdown caused an upgrade to computer instructions. While only 2 1/2% of customers were affected, most of the 25,000 phones that went down for over three hours included major downtown businesses, making it a bigger story than it might have been.