The blog of Richard Thompson, caricaturist, creator of "Cul de Sac," and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Today's Cul de Sac, January 17 to 22, 2011
The week that was in Cul de Sac.
The idea for this one made me happy, though I thought the execution was a little meh. Distracted attention seems like a ripe subject for a cartoon, especially as it applies to preschoolers.
Note the use of the pointing finger in the first panel, a gesture that some cartoonist has labeled The Dumbfinger. It's a lazy thing to draw and a gesture nobody ever makes, at least in this context. But I like the black & white, stop & start panels.
I'm starting to think Alice is not so much a dog person.
You'll note that Alice offers to chew off Petey's arm, not hers.
The theatre review was a lot of fun to write and I had to leave out a bit of it. I'm assured that the spelling "theatre" is preferred by theatre folk.