Rick Kirkman fortune cookie came true

Funny story by one of this year’s Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year Rick Kirkman, co-creator of Baby Blues, whose fortune cookie weeks before his Reuben Award win predicted “Many successes will accompany you this year.”

I can’t even remember the last time I’d had a fortune that actually told a fortune. Most have been cheesy clichés or nonsensical sayings that left me scratching my head, bewildered. My all-time favorite “fortune” was one that said, “You should have your ears boxed if you doubt her.”

It was not only a real fortune, but one that had actual relevance. I put it in my wallet for safekeeping. I?m generally not superstitious, but having a fortune cookie that had a real?and timely – fortune in it seemed like one heckofa sign.

Note the plural “successes” in the fortune cookie. His Baby Blues collection “BBXX: Baby Blues: Decades 1 & 2” is up for an Eisner Award.