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, October 14, 2008

How Things Work

It's been a while, so here are three drawings that describe How Things Work. I can't vouch for the accuracy of any of these, as I don't have a clue how anything works. It's all string theory or donut theory or little magic homunculi pulling levers to me.

The first is The Government. This was for a Dave Barry article in the Post Magazine.

The next is The Senate, and it was for the New Yorker, back when a group of senators was threatening the "nuclear option". They may be better behaved now.

The last is Everything Else. It was for a NYer piece on conspiracies and how they comfort the idiots who believe in them.

There now, hope it's all clear. I'm working on one on The Economy, so you won't have to worry about that any more.


Mrs. Denneldoff said...

Suddenly it all makes sense!

It's fun for us to see the finished strips this week and compare them to the roughs. You're so talented!

Mark Fearing said...

Darn 'nammit! You do draw a bunch'a funny things!

You betcha'.

Always inspiring to see what you are up to.


angryparsnip said...

Makes sense to me... but were is the Duck Tape or did I miss it...

Linette Moore said...

Cool Disco Dan strikes again! I think he should be in one of those boxes on the conspiracy blackboard.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Ah...I feel better now.

Thanks for bringing order to this chaotic world of ours.