Thursday, November 26, 2015

Q3 donations for Compleating Cul de Sac book

Compleating Cul de Sac, with 100 of Richard's strips and interviews, is available on Lulu.

Q3 donations for the Compleating Cul de Sac book were $176.48 and went to Team Fox this morning.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Friday, October 9, 2015

"Compleating Cul de Sac" appears in first library collection

Compleating Cul de Sac now available
Michigan State U's Comic Art Collection became the first library to catalog Compleating Cul de Sac as part of their collection.

Unfortunately, WorldCat shows them to be the only library with a copy in a collection.

Librarians of the world (and everyone else too) - click here to remedy that situation and buy a copy to benefit Parkinson's disease research.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy 58th birthday to Richard Thompson

Thanks for so many years of pleasure.

Marking the day with a piece of his art done for Bonotom Studio.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sept 13: Parkinson's Walk for Team Cul de Sac

Team Cul de Sac

Team Cul de Sac

Please Help Us Walk Off Parkinson's

We are participating in Walk Off Parkinson's on Sunday September 13, 2015 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. to benefit the Parkinson's Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA).

That day, we will gather with thousands of others impacted by Parkinson's to show that those facing this disease that they do not do so alone. We will raise funds to support those impacted by Parkinson's including people diagnosed with the disease, care partners and their family members.

Please join us or make a donation.

You can make a donation in honor of a member of our team by selecting their name from the roster on the right.

Together, we will Walk Off Parkinson's.

Thank you.

 About Team Cul de Sac

Team Cul de Sac is a fundraising effort in honor of Richard Thompson, the cartoonist behind the Cul de Sac comic strip. Richard was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. With Richard's support, Chris Sparks asked cartoonists across the country to contribute comics compiled into a fundraising book published by Andrews McMeel (Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw The Line At Parkinson's). The original artwork was auctioned to raise additional money. Team Cul de Sac continues to progress and expand our fundraising efforts.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Compleating Cul de Sac is 30% off

Compleating Cul de Sac
Compleating Cul de Sac is 30% off  - Get 30% off all print books when you use code SAVE30 at checkout. Ends August 30.

Order it at

All money raised goes to Team Cul de Sac for Parkinson's research.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Compleating Cul de Sac raises $220 for Team Cul de Sac

After deducting the initial production expenses for 3 proof drafts, and the cost of an ad in Magic Bullet #11, the publication of Compleating Cul de Sac has raised $220 for the 2nd quarter of 2015 for Parkinson's research.

Here's more information on the book:

The Complete Cul de Sac isn't.

Complete, that is. Compiling it while ill, Richard accidentally left out some strips. Others were purposely left out, either because he had redrawn them for syndication, or they were too tied to the Washington, D.C. origins of the strip to make sense for a worldwide audience, or he "just felt some were not funny." Over 100 are not in The Complete CDS.

But if you're a cartoon completist, or just want a little bit more CDS, we understand and we're here for you. We've collected the lost water-colored Washington Post Magazine strips, the early inchoate musings about what the strip should be, the promotional material, the sketches for fans, and finally some fugitive Team Cul de Sac charity art by Art Spiegelman, KAL, Patrick McDonnell, Eric Shansby, Nate Beeler and others.

With Richard's blessing, or at least active acquiescence, any money the book makes will go to Team Cul de Sac to fight Parkinson's disease.

And if more art surfaces, we'll do a second edition.

Compleating Cul de Sac
by Richard Thompson, Michael Rhode and Chris Sparks
Asheville, NC: Team Cul de Sac & Arlington, VA: ComicsDC, 2015.

Available in paperback:


ebook pdf:

Review pdfs available to media upon request

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Complete Cul de Sac wins Eisner award

Richard Thompson's comic strip collection, The Complete Cul de Sac, won an Eisner Award last night at the San Diego Comic - Con for best humorous publication.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Art of Richard Thompson documentary at San Diego Comic-Con

"The Art of Richard Thompson" screens Saturday, July 11 at 6:35 pm - 7:10 pm Grand Ballroom D. Nick Galifianakis and David Apatoff will have a Q & A session afterward.

Sunday, June 28, 2015