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

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Today's Cul de Sac, October 4 2010

Ah, a cheap yet somewhat satisfying exploding lunch bag joke. Just what the readership of the Scranton PA Times-Tribune need as an introduction to this laff-filled comic strip, making its bow in the spot left empty by Cathy's graceful exit.

6 comments:

Neil J Murphy said...

Given that the previous strip ended with the main character announcing her pregnancy, 'tis fitting then that Alice and her friends act as Cathy's devil spawn.

Today's Capcha: slyper: n. the section of windsheild wiper blade that disengages from the metal arm during a heavy rainstorm and flops about.

paul bowman said...

Well for me this center panel alone is enormously satisfying.

Neil: definitely going to start using that.

Emi said...

There's little more comedically satisfying than an exploding lunch bag joke.

Roto13 said...

Cathy Guisewite said she didn't want "Classic Cathy" in newspapers because she wanted her space on the page to go to other strips that deserve a chance to shine. I'm glad to see Cul de Sac is getting that chance in at least one newspaper. Have you been picked up by any other papers as a result of Cathy ending?

The Bug said...

The look of terror on Petey's face in the last panel just slays me.

Arkholt said...

paul: I must agree. That's a brilliantly lettered "pop."