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

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Timmy Fretwork

Today's strip reveals that Miss Bliss has become engaged to banjo virtuoso Timmy Fretwork over the summer holiday. Here's Timmy Fretwork's first appearance from an October '04 Post Magazine, which I redrew three years later for the syndicated strip. Mr. Fretwork is based on about five real people.

11 comments:

JP said...

love Timmy's nonplussed expression

Mister Fweem said...

Boy have I been there. Both as crammer and crammee.

Muzition said...

Will there be any more strips of Petey playing the oboe? I'd love to see more of that.

Mike said...

I passed this strip on to an elementary principal when it first ran -- she had definitely experienced the phenomenon! A lot of strips cause a laugh, but this one hits it out of the park.

Hinzi said...

@Muzition: Yes, I agree, Petey needs to practice the oboe more!

HAPPY CUL DE SAC DAY!

richardcthompson said...

Thanks!

Yeah, Petey needs to play that thing again.

Karen said...

I was a preK teacher for 14 years and this is lifted right from the classroom. It's impossible to teach a kid under 5 what a question is, but oh how we tried.

Bee is for said...

This one, Petey's recital, the trip to the museum, and Keith Knight's hamster memories are my laughiest kid comics of all time. I’ve read this over and over. It never fails to amuse.

Bee is for said...

Oh, and by the way, Timmy is based on about fifty thousand people...

Rooty Toot Toot said...

"Twang" :: giggle :: Is one of those five people Stephen Wade?

Jennifer said...

obviously you know kids pretty well....this is great!