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, August 20, 2008

Fair Warning

I grew up in Gaithersburg MD, just a few miles from the county fairgrounds. During fair season, especially at night, you could hear the grind of the tractor-pulls and the screams from the midway and you could smell the fried food and the livestock sheds. So I'm a sucker for county fairs, though I've missed the last few (you go too often and you start recognizing the animals, and they recognize you too).
Here's a double extra bonus Almanack, two of 'em joined into one long endless cartoon, and by the time you get to the end of it you'll be tired and hot and sweaty and ready to go home. Just like the county fair!


Linette Moore said...

Squinto! One of my favorites.

Mrs. Denneldoff said...

Sphinctriloquist!! That's hysterical. Having just enjoyed a few visits to our state fair, I felt right at home in this strip.

Jason said...

My favorite fair activity was playing "Name that Sex".

"Well, the carny had a great mustache, but it was smoking a Virginia Slims."