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Monday, June 3, 2019
Last week saw two people reach out to me with "lost" art by Richard.
And from Anita Finkelstein comes an 11x14" page of the Ugly Truck of 1993 from the 1993 Ameriprint calendar. Bono Mitchell says this was originally done for one of the Bonotom client magazines.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
From Richard's old friend Brian Nicklas:
I found a scan of the original art Richard did for me for my talk on the History of Aviation and Photography.
This was for a talk I gave at ISAP (International Society for Aviation Photography) V held March 3-5, 2005 in Chantilly, VA.
So, as you know Richard - it was done in February, 2005.
This was shown after the image of the Wright's Dec 17, 1903 first flight taken by Coastguardsman John T. Daniels.
I said to Richard I needed something to show how amazing it was that we had an image of the moment of invention. It would be like a caveman having one of those "Flintstones' cameras to take an image of the first wheel.
So here we have the Cronk brothers, Murray and Oog - on the first wheel - as depicted by the much loved "R.T."
Friday, March 22, 2019
A never-before-seen piece of Richard Thompson's original artwork, rarely seen even in publication, is about to go on display in Columbus, Ohio.
FRONT LINE: EDITORIAL CARTOONISTS AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
The press release says you have a piece by Richard Thompson in it. Can you tell me what it is?
The piece by Richard is a loan from Kevin Wolf— it a small cartoon he did for an actuarial magazine he regularly did spot-illustration and cover work for over the years.
What spoke to you about the art? Were you previously a fan of Richard's?
I’ve long been a fan of Richard’s work, and getting to meet him briefly during his visit to the exhibition of his work at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum was an incredible honor.
How did you select it for the exhibit, especially since it wasn't in the pieces he donated to the Billy Ireland?
Kevin Wolf, the owner of this particular piece, shares my interest in comics and medicine and is a regular attendee at the Graphic Medicine conference. He shared the cartoon with me, a really fun gag cartoon of a knight trying to figure out insurance policy options, and he generously offered to lend it for the show. It will be featured in a section dedicated to medicine and humor, a section that will also include an early doctor’s visit by Bill Watterson’s Calvin and an page from Mad Magazine poking fun at doctors.
I know the piece. As you note, it was done for Contingencies Magazine, art-directed by Richard's old friend Bono Mitchell. We considered it for The Art of Richard Thompson book but it didn't make the final cut. There was too much to choose from. Below is a scan we made for the book.
I guess the only other thing to add is that the exhibit begins in the 18th century with Hogarth and co. and ends with the modern “graphic medicine” movement that was kicked off with Justin Green’s Binky Brown and which is today a veritable flood of remarkable graphic memoirs and other comics about illness and healing.
(published simultaneously on ComicsDC and Cul de Sac blogs)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
New kid on the block: Will Henry's 'Wallace the Brave' joins Savannah Morning News' comics lineup
Henry lists a range of influences for the strip, from Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes" and Richard Thompson's "Cul de Sac" to George Herriman's "Krazy Kat" and the work of Rhode Island-based artist Don Bousquet.
"The quaintness and elegant simplicity of it was what I was trying to capture," he said of "Cul de Sac."