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

Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday the 13th on a Monday the 13th

For those interested here's the whole of the superstition cartoon that's posted on Illustration Art. I drew it for the Washington Post Weekend section back in September of 1996 and it appeared on Friday the 13th.



One particular reference is understood only if you lived in the DC area in the mid-90s. Jack Kent Cook then owned the Redskins and he was looking around for a place to build a new and better stadium. Several neighborhoods were worried about being within the event horizon of a mammoth sports arena.

The cover is watercolor; the inside pages are in colored pencils and pastel blotted with alkyd medium. And pen and ink of course.

3 comments:

Doug said...

Wonderful stuff! Great writing and artwork. I like.

Mabeuf said...

Sheer genius. Unfortunately I have to go lock myself in a solitary room now.

Mister Fweem said...

I've seen the Headless Soccer Mom. She ranks right up there with the Idaho Pit Toilet Viper Cow for absolute comic fear-mongering.