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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

"New" Richard Thompson art

From Richard's old friend Brian Nicklas:

 I found a scan of the original art Richard did for me for my talk on the History of Aviation and Photography.

This was for a talk I gave at ISAP (International Society for Aviation Photography) V held March 3-5, 2005 in Chantilly, VA.

So, as you know Richard - it was done in February, 2005.

This was shown after the image of the Wright's Dec 17, 1903 first flight taken by Coastguardsman John T. Daniels.

 I said to Richard I needed something to show how amazing it was that we had an image of the moment of invention. It would be like a caveman having one of those "Flintstones' cameras to take an image of the first wheel.

So here we have the Cronk brothers, Murray and Oog - on the first wheel - as depicted by the much loved "R.T."