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

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Today's Cul de Sac, November 1 Through 6 2010

Race you to the end of the week. Ready? Go-
This was originally the idea for the previous Sunday's strip, recounting Petey and Andre's somewhat disastrous Halloween, but that left Alice out of the picture. So a little tweaking and it's all told in flashbacks.
Not much of a joke but it sets up the week. Please take a moment to admire the crosshatching.
 Oh, I love Sharing Time! It's so fraught with drama. I'd like to know more about Kevin's stick.
 Alice seems uncharacteristically ill at ease in the second panel. Kevin's cat 'on a vacuum cleaner video was inspired by my friend Craig Fischer's favorite video "kittens on a Roomba". As Craig is a professor of film studies and English I trust his taste in such things.
 And I love it when Alice gets forcibly escorted offstage. But the thought that Nara brings a new duck-shaped potato to every Sharing Time is the peak of the week, I think.
Petey's bedroom is where most of Alice's Autopsy of the Day's Events take place. You may have noticed that Alice the Pangolin's right eyeball was coming loose a few days ago.


Luna said...

This is just a thought, but what if Petey really did chew his arm off one day? How would that go down?

habamom said...

I think Alice must still be a little ill.

On another note, can you provide a link to the kittens on a roomba video? I didn't see it on Craig's page.

Roto13 said...

When I read the third panel of the second strip, I was like "Alice would LOVE for everyone to think she's had some weird disease that turned her into a half-human, half-pangolin." Then I was right.

The Bug said...

Yep, I definitely like the weekly summary better than the daily one. Alice is such a hot mess!

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

I, too, should like to know more about the Legendary Stick of Kevin.

Sam said...

Poor Nara.