How Cathy Comics Predicted Wall Street Crash, Obesity Epidemic

The Cathy comic strip will come to an end this fall, creator Cathy Guisewhite announced this week. Jezebel points out that the 34-year-old series was often ahead of its time, predicting the economic crisis, obesity epidemic, as well as several Sex and the City plot lines:

though it will probably be remembered for its repetitive jokes involving chocolate and swimsuits, Cathy Guisewite's strip was actually eerily prescient on the ills that bedevil us today.
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