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, May 8, 2013

Foreword, Ho!

You may recall my post of about two months ago announcing the complete Cul de Sac, coming this November but available for pre-order from Amazon at a price that fluctuates mysteriously but currently holds at $43.22. If you think that's a bargain, get a load of this.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Mr. Chris Sparks the foreword to this mammoth undertaking is being written by the renowned artist, editor, graphical polymath and all-around comix passionalist Art Spiegelman! Art joins a short line of other comics notables, like Pat Oliphant,  Bill Watterson, Mo Willems and Lincoln Peirce, who've attested to my overall lack of objectionable qualities. I've been very fortunate in the people who've written forewords for my books.
Except for Peter (Petey) Otterloop, Jr.. In his rather ungenerous foreword to the third CdS book, Shapes & Colors he wrote,


Cul de Sac is not my favorite comic strip. It's OK, but it's not my favorite (comic strip) and I didn't finish reading this book. All I got to was page 32 and I figured it wouldn't get better. There's too much talking and running and small kids and yelling and the colors are too bright. My favorite comic strip is Little Neuro. I like it because there's a lot less talking and running and the colors are not so bright. Little Neuro jokes are better than Cul de Sac jokes too. Cul de Sac has things like jokes but without the funny part at the end.

Also the back of my head doesn't look like that, so Cul de Sac is not an accurate comic strip.
 I'm confident Art Spiegelman will write something a bit more professional. Especially as, to the best of my knowledge, the back of his head has never appeared in the strip.

11 comments:

Steven said...

Yeeeeah! Congrats, Richard! Can't wait to get my copy.

David C. said...

Richard - will there be any special editions of this book - slip-cased, autographed, full size Richard Thompson action figure, etc...? Please advise, so I may plan accordingly and mortgage my home while rates are still low....

Barbara L. Hanson said...

November? Ack! Too long to wait. Otoh, I can strongly suggest to my nearest and dearest that it would make the ideal birthday present.

Chris Sparks said...

Something is in the works.

gilda92 said...

OhBoy!! Chris Sparks said "Something is in the works." Please include me in whatever that something will be! I want two, please.

StrummerFan said...

Wow, that is amazing news! I have so much respect for Mr. Spiegelman - can't wait to read what he writes about you!

j_ay said...

Looking forward to it!

pq said...

I want an action figure, too!

Sonny Moon said...

Very exciting news! Just in time for Christmas.

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