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, June 23, 2010

Commercial Announcement, Updated

Cul de Sac: A Golden Treasury Keepsake Garland of Classics is now available on Amazon. Interesting production note- I had to redraw the cover twice (twice) because I kept mislettering the word Garland as Garden.

UPDATE: now Amazon says it's not yet available. Or the entire print run is sold out, I don't know which.

UPDATE: now Amazon says it's available again! Quick! Hurry! Time is running out! The whole thing may evaporate at any moment!


chris said...

Everybody here is my email,

Hello from

We have received new release date information related to the order you placed on May 22 2010 (Order# xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx). The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected based on the new release date:

Richard Thompson "Cul de Sac Golden Treasury: A Keepsake Garland of Classics"
Previous estimated arrival date: July 08 2010
New estimated arrival date: June 28 2010


Lesley Vamos said...

I really love the cover.. it was worth drawing it twice ;p

richardcthompson said...

Yeah, but three times was kinda pushing it.

Jints said...

Hurrah, it's also available for pre-order on! No extortionate delivery-from-the-US fees to be paid here! :-) (Due to arrive 12th July)

gilda92 said...

Hooray!!Ordered mine from the Book Depository UK--free shipping to Canada. Can't wait, but I will have to.

fritzoid said...

Whenever I try to write "Garland", it comes out "Gumm." Weird. I think my SpellCheck hasn't been updated since 1935.

WOO-HOO! Ten days early! I get my Amazon deliveries sent to my job, so it ought to be dropped in my in-box about 10:00 AM Monday!!!

(Is it too soon to start pestering you for an early arrival of "Shapes and Colors"?)

chris said...

I got to see this masterpiece at heroescon!
BTW seeing the cover up close is amazing and it should be after the third time!
I am giving the Garland/Garden keepsake to all of my family members!
I hope my wife wont flip out when she sees the AMAZON box next week!

Muzition said...

Slightly off-topic comment here:

I think I found the comic book that Petey is reading in today's (June 23) Cul de Sac, here:

chris said...

Wife is enjoying the book, I hear laughter about the authors notes on the strips as I type this.

ranjit said...

My Golden Treasury Keepsake Garland arrived from amazon yesterday, in a huge flat envelope about the size of a pizza box. Extra Large. No pepperoni but otherwise I'm happy!

rux said...

I'm slightly confused, this has the same strips as the first two books?

richardcthompson said...


Yes, the first two books are in this one. What's not in it are the forewords by Bill Watterson and Mo Willems. What is in it is a foreword by me and commentary, asides, anecdotes and chitchat under about a third of the strips. I'm not surer if that's a net loll or gain.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Got mine! But I no longer live close enough to stalk you for an autograph. :^(

Barbara L. Hanson said...

Calloo callay, oh frabjous day!
(And that's only my reaction to the notification that it has shipped.)

Barbara L. Hanson said...

First utterly perfect day of summer. And I am indoors, laughing myself silly: "You were eating popcorn with your fuzzy mittens on?"