Cul de Sac (9/8/09)

09-08-09 (Cul de Sac)

I’ve read a lot of strips that lampoon the back-to-school rituals of children, but very few that depict their genuine fear of entering the classroom. Today’s Cul de Sac does just that, and in a very sweet way, to boot. I was moved by the image of a little girl clinging to her mom’s leg as her teacher emerges from a somewhat scary school building. This strip strikes just the right balance between an adult’s knowing recollection of childhood and a child’s earnest wish to hang tight to the familiar.

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