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by Richard Thompson


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I became an admirer of Cul de Sac and Richard Thompson two years ago. The strip in now in its fourth year. I am constantly amazed by the quality of work that M. hompson achieves.

I became an admirer of Cul de Sac and Richard Thompson two years ago. I just read Shapes and Colors for the second time and I laughed, snorted, cried, and maybe even wet myself a little by the timing of his jokes. I have been studying a lot of older strips in the last three years and have noticed a few things. 1. It takes at least a year for the creator to find the groove for the strip

Cul de Sac is an American comic strip created by Richard Thompson.

Cul de Sac is an American comic strip created by Richard Thompson. The central character is four-year-old Alice Otterloop, and the strip depicts her daily life at pre-school and at home. Thompson, also known for his weekly Richard's Poor Almanac strip in the Washington Post, began Cul de Sac as a limited strip in the Washington Post in February 2004.

Автор: Thompson Richard Название: Shapes & Colors: A Cul de Sac Collection Издательство: Simon & Schuster .

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Richard Church Thompson (October 8, 1957 – July 27, 2016) was an American illustrator and cartoonist best known for his syndicated comic strip Cul de Sac and the illustrated poem "Make the Pie Higher". He was given the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2010. In 1982 Thompson began working at the Washington Post, and he was the newspaper's unofficial staff artist by 1985

Today's Comic from Cul de Sac. Read Now. Comics. Read Cul de Sac from the Beginning.

Today's Comic from Cul de Sac.

Director: Roman Polanski. Starring: George, Teresa, Richard and others. Roman Polanski orchestrates a mental ménage à trois in this slyly absurd tale of paranoia from the director’s golden 1960s period. Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac star as a withdrawn couple whose isolated house is invaded by a rude, burly American gangster on the run, played by Lionel Stander. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliation. Cul-de-sac is an evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos.

Richard Thompson’s wonderful watercolor and fun, imaginative drawings have garnered the attention of highly-acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Waterson and Mo Willems, who have each written the forewords for his first two collections.Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac follows the antics of four-year-old Alice Otterloop as she navigates her way through her suburban town and life's ups and downs at Blisshaven Preschool. More than half of our nation's population resides in the burbs, and suburbanites everywhere will easily recognize Cul de Sac's tree-lined streets, big-box retail stores, and kiddy crunchy cereals, along with the revealing backseat conversations between Alice and her brother.Thompson's paintbrush captures humorously poignant and reflectively thoughtful watercolor scenes that offer commentary on life and how we choose to live it. Appearing in more than 100 newspapers, Cul de Sac has garnered Thompson critical praise from both the National Cartoonists Society and the Society of Illustrators.

Comments: (7)

Laizel
If you ever wondered what happened to the funny pages, they didn't die, they are just being ignored. While the giants we love like Peanuts, Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes are gone and we are often left with multiple imitators, Cul de Sac breaks the mold and offers us a unique style of art that perfectly captures the wonders of being a child without dumbing it down or phoning it it. The main characters are Alice and Petey Otterloop, two kids with completely different taste and outlooks in life. Petey is a neurotic recluse of an old man trapped in the body of a boy while Alice can only be explained as a whirlwind of sugar, spice and napalm. The adults of the world offer counterpoints to the children that run it and the artist gives us a wonderful style that on first look appears to be scribbles, but they bleed through with more heart and emotion than any other comic on the pages today. I wish kids knew what newspaper are, they would enjoy this. But you look like a person that reads, so do yourself a favor and get this collection.

As a side note, make sure to check which volumes you get, some of them repeat strips.
Gri
I became an admirer of Cul de Sac and Richard Thompson two years ago. The strip in now in its fourth year. I am constantly amazed by the quality of work that Mr.Thompson achieves. I just read Shapes and Colors for the second time and I laughed, snorted, cried, and maybe even wet myself a little by the timing of his jokes.
I have been studying a lot of older strips in the last three years and have noticed a few things.
1. It takes at least a year for the creator to find the groove for the strip.
2. They have the groove of the strip but by the second or third year the strip looses steam and it feels like the artist has lost interest.
3. The art seems rushed, sloppy,and the artist no longer explores be best usage of the panels.

Cul de Sac is in a class with only a few other strips ever. EVER!

Mr Thompson has not only continued to improve on his storytelling but his art is more entertaining than ever. To be honest, he is on the way to being considered one of the greats in comic strips lore.

After reading the three volumes you can see why Bill Watterson is one of Richard Thompson's biggest fans(Watterson wrote the intro in the first collection). Speaking of introductions... This volume has Petey Otterloop ( one of the main characters) writing the Introduction. I don't think any cartoonist has one of their characters writing the intro before. Bold move or was everyone else was busy? Its just down right funny!

I highly recommend this book. It is worth the money just for the beautiful cover! Enjoy reading!
Trash Obsession
I love "Cul de Sac", and when our paper stopped carrying it, I knew I needed to get the collections.

One great thing about them in book form is that one can more easily follow the story lines., especially when reading several pages at a time.

Plus, I just love the skewed- but still somehow realistic- world depicted. Everyone is more-or-less normal and matter-of-fact, but with various screws loose. While very different in many ways, it does remind me of "Calvin and Hobbes".

Recommended!
Weetont
It's Cul De Sac. Need I say more? Richard Thompson is a comic genius, and Alice is the most awesome 4-year-old comic strip character ever. I can read and re-read Cul De Sac again and again, and it is alwasys fresh, funny, and entertaining.
Dead Samurai
Richard Thompson is a genius at fondly poking fun. I love Alice and Petey and Dill...and even Big Shirley. It's driving me crazy, though, that Amazon requires 20 words. Why can't they just accept a five star review? Sorry, Mr. Thompson, I LOVE your talent and stories, but I hate Amazon's review process.
Error parents
My only regret is that Richard is no longer able to produce these gems...buy all of the Cul de Sac collections, you won't find a funnier, more touching comic
MilsoN
For slightly introverted kids and grown-ups, this series is wonderful. My oldest child found it on the bookshelf (where I hide good stuff to promote him searching for it) and stole it off to his room, where he giggled manically for an hour.
Richard Thompson has provided me and my family with a wonderful, laugh-out-loud moment on almost every page. It is a shame that some good things come to an end so soon.
Shapes and Colors: A Cul de Sac Collection download epub
Humor
Author: Richard Thompson
ISBN: 0740797328
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (December 14, 2010)
Pages: 128 pages