The blog of Richard Thompson, caricaturist, creator of "Cul de Sac," and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

SPX 2016 Panel - Richard Thompson: A Celebration of His Life and Art

SPX 2016 Panel - Richard Thompson: A Celebration of His Life and Art

 Oct 16, 2016

Richard Thompson (1957-2016)—one of his generation's greatest cartoonists and caricaturists—was beloved by readers and fellow artists alike. Pat Oliphant called him "Michelangelo with a sense of humor," and Bill Watterson, who had not said anything publicly in almost 20 years, sent out a note crediting Thompson with "giving me a reason to read the comics again." A short documentary celebrating Thompson's art and generous spirit is followed by a conversation among Thompson's long-time intimates—his close friend and fellow cartoonist Nick Galifianakis, Shena Wolf, who is the Uclick acquisitions editor and was Richard's editor on Cul De Sac, as well as friend and art historian David Apatoff—concluding with questions and reflections from the audience. Moderated by publisher (Lost Art Books) and editor of the forthcoming Richard Thompson Library series, Joseph Procopio.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Alex Hallatt on Richard Thompson

Alex Hallatt was interviewed last month and had some kind things to say about Cul de Sac and Richard Thompson.

Alex Hallatt interview


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Remembering Richard Thompson, by two of his friends

Between the Stacks - Remembering Richard Thompson, cartoonist and illustrator

Note that the presentation mentioned has been postponed to October 22 due to the hurricane.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oct 22: Mount Pleasant Library talk moved to new date

Due to the possibility of a hurricane this weekend, Richard Thompson, Cartoonist and Illustrator - A Tribute has been moved to a later date.

Richard Thompson, creator of the comic strip Cul de Sac, passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease this summer. Learn more about this Reuben Award-winning artist through a screening of the 2014 documentary The Art of Richard Thompson and a presentation on Thompson's background and accomplishments by one of the late cartoonist's friends.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
1133 Mathis Ferry Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843.849.6161 ~

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Richard Thompson remembered in Air & Space Magazine

We've been tipped that the "October/November 2016 Air & Space/Smithsonian Magazine is now out. "Sightings" on page 68-69 is a salute to Richard Thompson. Check your local newstands."

Friday, September 23, 2016

Chris Mautner on Cul de Sac

Comic Connections: Revisiting Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac.


The Smart Set 09/22/2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

More on Richard's Redskin drawings

Yesterday, I posted an image of a handkerchief with a Redskins bandwagon drawn by Richard, and gave some of the history I could find.

Tipped off by Nick Galifianakis, I poked around a bit more last night and found the images that Richard drew to illustrate Tony Kornheiser's columns on the Redskin's winning season and his idea of a Redskin Bandwagon. I found drawings from October - January, and don't know if I caught them all.