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, April 29, 2012

Today's Cul de Sac, April 29 2012

Alice communes with Nature, in condensed, easily accessible form. Every kid needs a shrub to hide in. I've had several and I was intimately familiar with every inch of dirt it covered (though not familiar enough that I avoided sitting on a slug during a night game of hide and seek).

Here's Alice's first venture into Nature. As always, I thought today's would be easy to draw, but no. Scribbly masses of leaves keep not looking like leaves but only like scribbles unless I fuss with them, and then they look too fussy.


Joyce said...

I love that Dill's dad is part of nature!

HZ said...

Our next door neighbors in my early childhood were the neatest, tallest old man and his housebound wife who raised bees, grew kumquats and let us play in their yard which had a city-sized shrub complex perfect for hiding. Thanks for reminding me of them.

Washington Cube said...

I remember my shrubs as well. I particularly loved "the smell of a new hose."