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, March 5, 2011

Reuben, Reuben, I've Been Thinking

Mad Master Tom Richmond drew this poster for the National Cartoonist Society's 2011 Reuben Weekend, where the NCS gathers to fill up on corned beef & sauerkraut sandwiches and trade ink-related horror stories. Somehow Alice, Petey and me all snuck into this, along with such masters as R.O.Blechman, Roy Doty, Tom Gammill, Glen Keane and Stephan Pastis (not to mention thousands of comics characters). I swore I wouldn't show up on my own blog in person but Tom Richmond's version is so much more lifelike than the actual thing. (And strangely enough, the only other image on this blog close to it was also by Tom.)
Tom talked about the poster with Mike Cavna at the Washington Post.


Dale said...

That's pretty wonderful. It must have taken him weeks!

richardcthompson said...

From what I read, Tom did most of this while on vacation in Hawaii. I've been on vacations like that, though never in Hawaii.

chris said...

Why did he not draw you drinking a beer as you ride. This is very inaccurate. I have read many articles about how you drink lots of beer while you ride a horse through Boston.
Hummmmm. PHOTOSHOP time!
CONGRATULATIONS on your nomination!

Neil J Murphy said...

Congratulations on the nomination. Surely this is your year. (And if you speak to Roy Doty, mention to him that someone out here remembers "Wordless Workshop" in Popular Science magazine.

Mike said...

Good luck and remember that, by the time you get there, the voting is over, so you don't have to buy drinks for anyone. Until you win, but you can go home then.