I loved Calvin & Hobbes, who was inspired by Schultz, as you know, and agree. Part of what I believe I responded to so young, in Schultz, is the almost simplistic (well, not almost) storytelling that was anecdotal and always had that overlay of fear.
I love people’s stories, histories and I was fascinated by yours. I think, if you haven’t, you should write it. “Death industries,” are particularly evocative.