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, December 23, 2008

Francis Pharcellus Church

I did this in 1997, on the 100th anniversary of the editorial. It's all true, though I might've exaggerated the moustache.


Mike said...

Dear Richard Thompson:

Some of my friends say there is no New York Sun ...

Mrs. Denneldoff said...

Have you attempted such a stache yourself? If you have his genes, it may be possible.

Michael Lukyniuk said...


A Merry Christmas to you and your family. I enjoy reading your blog tremendously. Keep up the excellent work.
Is there a Santa Claus? Sure, and he left his costume at our place to wear tonight.

Ho, ho, ho,

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Richard, your art contributes mightily to the beauty and joy in my life. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Cedar said...

You know, it's been a very long time since I read the original letter that Virginia sent, and suddenly, I'm having a hard time believing a child wrote it. "Some of my little friends"? What kid would say something that condescending?