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

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Today's Cul de Sac, December 19, 2010 With Bonus Almanack

 This follows nicely on Saturday's strip, which is pretty impressive as I drew the Sunday a month or so ago but only did the Saturday a few weeks back. And that's the only thing that's impressive about it really; the Sunday strip has a few good moments but it needs a stronger finish. Mr. Otterloop just didn't come through with a sharp enough zinger. But Petey's dense wad of foil makes me happy.

So here's an Almanack from 2006. Some of the jokes are outdated, but it's got a decent Christmas sweater gag and I like the Alastair Sim/Peter Billingsley mashup.


Neil J Murphy said...

The trouble wasn't Mr. Otterloop's line, it was his delivery that was off. I think he may have been a bit late picking up his cues.

Eric Stott said...

The Alastair Sim portrait is genius

Marc Crisafulli said...

YAA, cut him some slack, it's the holidays; everyone's nerves are frazzled at this point. Moon Mullins and Andy Gump wouldn't stand a CHANCE against the elder Otterloop in a riffoff!

(and anyway he pays the bills in the house)

Araxie said...

For the record, this Cul de Sac was the funniest in our Sunday funnies that day. :) My whole family loved it.

As a side note, my word verification jumble says "turdnoun". Because why not?