Thursday, October 6, 2016

Comic Riffs on March 3's nomination

Nov 1: Jeff Kinney, Wimpy Kid creator, in DC

There's a whole press release here, but of interest to this blog is this segment:

Jeff Kinney's global tour will continue, beginning on Book 11's publication day and continuing through December. It includes more than 20 stops on three continents. In the United States,
Kinney will launch the book in major media and at events in Washington, D.C., and
continue on (see below). The North American tour will culminate in New York, NY, as Kinney walks with the brand-new giant helium balloon of Diary of a Wimpy Kid's Greg Heffley in the 90th
Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

PUB DAY November 1, two events Library of Congress; Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C

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

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Barney & Clyde's Richard Thompson tribute

Gene Weingarten and Dave Clarke did a tribute to their friend Richard Thompson in today's strip -

Thursday, September 1, 2016

One final goodbye to Richard Thompson at Small Press Expo

White Flint Auditorium September 17, 2016 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Richard Thompson (1957-2016)—one 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 will be 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 an opportunity for questions and reflections from the audience. Moderated by publisher (Lost Art Books) and editor of the forthcoming Richard Thompson Library series, Joseph Procopio.