Showing posts with label Cul de Sac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cul de Sac. Show all posts

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Get a Cul de Sac ornament for 50% off tonight

Richard Thompson has an ornament of Alice dancing on the manhole cover for sale at Cafe Press. Tonight you can get it for 1/2 price ($6.25) by putting in the code SPRUCE at checkout. I assume Richard still gets his full share of the sale.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Local cartoonists and the 9-11 comic strip

Comic Riffs recently ran an article about comic strips doing a 9-11 commmemorative. We've got four strip local creators, so I asked them - are you doing a 9-11 strip?

Donna Lewis of "Reply All":

Yes. :-)

USA Today has a preview panel here and they included a panel of mine. :-) (very honored).

Richard Thompson of "Cul de Sac":

No, I didn't do one. I couldn't find a graceful way of putting a 9-11 comment into the small world of Cul de Sac that didn't diminish the commentary and the strip. The one cartoon on 9-11 that's stayed with me over the last decade is a Tom the Dancing Bug from a few weeks after the actual event. It's here. I couldn't offer anything as eloquent as that. For what it's worth I'm going to post three old cartoons I did on 9-11 on my blog.

Gene Weingarten, writer of "Barney & Clyde":

Yep, we have one.

Kevin Rechin, artist of "Crock" could not be reached for comment.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cul de Sac and Reply All pick up papers

Congratulations, friends!

Meet Lizzie, the latest addition to the Pioneer Press comics page lineup (this is an interview with Donna)
By Molly Guthrey, Pioneer Press 08/27/2011

'Cul de Sac' returns to E-N; Sunday strip that ran on a trial basis in 2008 chronicles the life of a chatty preschooler.
By René A. Guzman
 San Antonio Express-News August 28, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cul de Sac ranking in Knoxville News-Sentinel poll

The Knoxville News-Sentinel published its comic strip poll which had Cul de Sac ranked.

Cul de Sac was 10th with women, but not in the top ten for men.

For Under 18, it was number 5.
For 18-34, it was number 8.

It didn't place in the top ten for anyone older than 35.

Overall it was number 19 with 202 loving it and 419 hating it.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Richard Thompson's popping up all over the place

You can see a poster he did for Arlington's Mardi Gras - St. Patrick's Day extravaganza.

Tom Richmond's drawn a caricature of him leading the pack to the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben awards.

We launched the Team Cul de Sac blog tonight to try to get more regular updates about this great project out to you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Some more Richard Thompson book dedication drawings

My buddy Doug has four shots of drawings in Cul de Sac books up at his Dougintology blog. The drawings appear to be by Richard Thompson, but if he offers them on e-bay, I'd ask for a certificate of authenticity.

Hey, readership, what's the word for 'book dedication drawings' in French?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Photographs of Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac booksignings


Here's a set of the pictures of recent signings that Richard Thompson did for his new Cul de Sac book. One groups is at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda, and the other is at the new One More Page book store in Arlington. The images are labelled for Creative Commons so they can be downloaded.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dec 20: Cul de Sac booksigning

Richard Thompson will be at a new bookstore on December 20th at 7 pm in outer Arlington, or outer Falls Church. The bookstore isn't quite open yet so it'll actually be in the condo's gathering room next door. I'm chauffeuring, so see you all there.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Cul de Sac picks up another paper

Comics page offers something new today*
Mansfield News Journal November 1, 2010

*i.e. a fine, fine strip produced here in America, and not outsourced to North Korea.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 on Cul de Sac

Shaenon Garrity reviews the first Cul de Sac Treasury. Spoiler warning: She likes it. She compares it to "the giant tubeworms that flourish around the hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor..."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jef Mallett's kind words for Cul de Sac

"Today, my absolute favorite strip is called 'Cul de Sac.' I think it's only about three years old. It's by a guy named Richard Thompson and he's an absolute genius. He's in the Washington, D.C. area, but he's actually got roots in Michigan. He's absolutely brilliant and his strip is a thing of beauty."

The rest of the long interview is at -

Frazz is moving in: Comic strip with Michigan roots finds a new home in the Enquirer
Andy Fitzpatrick • The Enquirer • October 10, 2010