WE GOT YOUR SIGNED COPIES OF THE COMPLETE CUL DE SAC RIGHT HERE, next to these signed copies of the art of richard thompson!

Richard Thompson, creator of "Cul de Sac," and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, has graciously offered to sign copies of this beautiful boxed set when you place your order through One More Page. Because cartoonists, like banjo players, are lovable but unpredictable, we can't guarantee a delivery time. We thank you in advance for your support, and your patience. Click here to order or call us at 703-300-9746. And why not take this opportunity to putchase a signed copy of Richard's Poor Almanac?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Talking Out Loud at the Library


Here's where I'll be next Monday, and please come join me. Besides me yammering, there'll be a bake sale, balloon rides, a Dewey Decimation Librarian Smackdown and the annual Reference Desk Scavenger Hunt (details sketchy). I've already asked both of you who said you'd be there (Hi, Anita!) to bring bulky items of clothing to strew around on the seats to make them look more populated, and if the rest of you could do the same I'd really appreciate it.

There'll be a book signing to follow, courtesy of Barnes & Noble. If you have a recently checked out item from the library you'd like signed or otherwise defaced, please present it then.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can the LIBRARY misspell "whose"? It's the end of society as we know it...

hungrydog said...

Put me down for Dewey category 741!

Anonymous said...

Library p.r. guy here:

I've spent the last five days of my life crying in Argentina about my "whose/who's" typo. It began very innocently, as I suspect many of these things do. In just a casual e-mail back and forth in advice of one's life there and advice here.

I've let down a lot of people. That's the bottom line. And I let them down, and in every instance I would ask their forgiveness. Forgiveness is not an immediate process. It is in fact a process that takes time, and I'll be in that process for quite some weeks and months and I suspect years ahead.

Thanks.

Ronnie said...

How could anyone resist such excellent phraseology!

Diandra Mae said...

Oooh, I wish it was near us. (You probably wouldn't want it to be though...we're in the triple digits just now!) I just received my copy from the internets and want to congratulate you on an excellent job! When I'm not reading from your wonderful book, it sits on the shelf next to my Calvin and Hobbes Collection. Fitting, I think. :)

Cul de Sac is in my feed reader and one of the first things I read every morning. As someone who has worked with children from 5-12, you nail it every.single.time. :)

Hope you have a stellar event!

angryparsnip said...

wish I could come !

Anonymous said...

For ages I've been meaning to mail you my copy of cul de sac to get you to sign it ...I may have to show up for this to get your graffito on it in person!

Hmmm, there may be an actual Barnes & Noble smackdown if I do that. What do you think?

richardcthompson said...

I'm sure B&N wouldn't mind if you brought your own copy to be signed. If this was at their store, THEN they'd mind.

Daav said...

I'll be there with bells on. Not literally, of course, 'cause I don't want to get "shushed". Bringing a bunch of friends too. Do you think you could do me a big favor and play "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"? They all think we're going to see the other guy.

Anonymous said...

Library p.r. guy again (back from Argentina)--

Richard will be required to sign any materials brought to tonight's event, be they Barnes & Noble stock or not. But in exchange for his signature, you will be required to disinfect the jigsaw puzzles in the children's room. Thanks.

angryparsnip said...

Lucky people, a book signing and a Dewey Decimation Librarian Smackdown ! ! !
I can see you are very busy. . . Alice must be a handful sometimes.
If I send you a new copy to sign would you send back the first one also?

MGPetrino said...

The two of us stationed tonight at the Popular Library Desk at Central Library will probably have to resort to Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock to see which one of us gets to take in a bit of your program first :)

I think the Dewey Decimation Librarian Smackdown is Steel Cage and Pay Per View worthy. You might spice it up by having the Paraprofessional Staff take on the Librarians. ;)

Best of luck. Morituri te salutamus.

Alison said...

Loved your talk. Thanks so much for sharing your cartoons and creative process with us.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Thank you for the wonderful talk, all the laffs, sharing yourself, AND my chocolate birthday cake! It was wonderful to finally meet you!

Anonymous said...

The Arlington (Va.) Public Library wishes to apologize for the technical delay at the start of Richard Thompson's June 29 presentation. The holdup was supposed to have lasted 22 minutes but instead was only 18 minutes long. To the disgruntled audience member who condemned the production as "amateurish," we wholeheartedly agree. Full refunds will be available at the District of Columbia vehicle inspection station at 1001 Half Street, SW, but only on Saturdays. You'll want to bring something to read.