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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Early & Prehistoric Almanacs

Here, for the first time since their original publication 17 years ago, and posted mostly without comment because, really, who has the time? are some early proto-Almanacs. They're not even called Richard's Poor Almanac because language hadn't been invented.

The drawing's crude, the humor's rudimentary, you can't believe anybody got paid for doing this. And yet, there's something about them that makes you want to shout, "CALL THE DAMN THING RICHARD'S POOR ALMANAC SO WE CAN GET SOME SLEEP!"                  





4 comments:

StrummerFan said...

Thank you for sharing these! Pretty amazing work, considering the lack of language and all. Plus, now I know where all the snipe are kept!

pq said...

Say, what's that guy at Gum! doing with his leg?

richardcthompson said...

Checking his shoe for gum.

richardcthompson said...

that's "shoe/"