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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Richard Thompson at Deep Creek Lake - previously unseen art



A local illustrator, caricaturist and courtroom artist Dana Verkouteren just shared this painting with me, noting it "was one Richard painted after he, Bono [Mitchell], and Linda Lunsford were up at Deep Creek lake with me, for a  late autumn weekend. It was an incredible thank you gift that I treasure! Honestly, even looking at it up close, I’ve no idea how he created that image. 



This was back in the early 1990s. This is a watercolor I did from a photo after the weekend from a hike. That’s Linda in front with her camera, my brother Steve is in the red shirt, and my ex-husband Bill standing. That’s a part of Richard painted in the lighter green, slightly hidden behind Steve’s backpack. That’s Steve’s dog “Lexi” happily striding on the left.

Thanks to Mike Jenkins for the tip.

Monday, June 12, 2017

George HW Bush on his birthday

Richard was doing a lot of caricatures during Bush's political heyday. Today, on his 93rd birthday, George HW Bush looks better than ever, so here's a recently-auctioned painting of him, along with two of the sketches Richard took to get to it.



 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

John Cuneo draws the Otterloops for charity

Richard's good friend, the fantastic illustrator John Cuneo, did this lovely drawing of the Otterloops for the upcoming HeroesCon Drink and Draw charity auction. Money raised goes to Team Cul de Sac which presents it to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's disease research.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Donate to HeroesCon Drink & Draw to research Parkinson's Disease in Richard Thompson's name

Chris Sparks says, "The Heroescon Drink and Draw is June 16th. Artists, we would love to have some great items donated to put up to have at the beginning of the show to tempt the con attendees with. June 14th is our deadline to receive art. The sooner we get it, the sooner we can share and support you and your kindness to us.

Thank you in advance!"

Please mail it to:
Team Cul de Sac
C/O Chris Sparks
54 Herron Ave
Asheville NC 28806



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

International Journal of Comic Art 18-2 Fall / Winter 2016 is out

See http://www.ijoca.com for ordering details. On a personal note, I have a remembrance of my friend Richard Thompson in it.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART
Vol. 18, No. 2 Fall/Winter 2016


Remembering Richard Thompson (1957-2016)
Mike Rhode
417-420





Monday, January 9, 2017

New donation page for Team Cul de Sac

A new donation page for Team Cul de Sac is at https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/teamculdesac

It's been about six months since we lost Richard Thompson to Parkinson's disease.