Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Hi Everyone, Chris Sparks here. We just celebrated a fun Drink and Draw at #sccomiccon and wanted to give a big Shout out to Robert Young. Thanks Rob for helping find such fun stuff for the auction!
Now it is time to start planning Heroescon Drink and Draw. June 14th after the show. ( time and place TBA) Shelton Drum the founder of HeroesCon and I have been tossing some cool ideas around that are in early development. So please watch here and on Facebook for that news.
Other news is that Emily, my daughter and I will be attending the Michael J Fox Foundation Gala in New York City on April 5th. This will be her first time to see up close the amazing work the Foundation does. I can't think of a better way to spend her 10th Birthday weekend.
We will also have a representative at our Drink and Draw this year!
So here is the pitch, we would love to have you donate original art, this can be a published page or something you want to create that is just will blow the minds of the fine friends attending our drink and draw. Do whatever you want we love to see your creativity. Have a new book out? Send us copies of that a sketch in the book. Folks love the signed/sketched books!
Speaking of creativity, thank you creator law in being one of our sponsors along with Heroescon!
How to donate?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on facebook on our team cul de sac page or friend and then message me on fb. I will send you the mailing address and will post the donations here and on Facebook.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Friday, June 8, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Bill Watterson contributes a signed with a doodle in a hardcover of the Complete Calvin and Hobbes to Team Cul de Sac for our Heroescon Drink and Draw auction. A sketch from Bill is beyond very rare. We appreciate his continued support in helping us to raise money for the Michael J Fox Foundation for research in honor of our friend Richard Thompson. (Remember, you can donate at any time). Please visit our booth at Heroescon and come out to our drink and draw at the Westin ballroom on Friday night,the 15th of June. We will probably do remote bidding for those unable to attend in person
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Heroescon (June 15th-17th) is right around the corner. Guess what folks, it means it is time for me to ask for more wonderful donations for this years Drink and Draw! Which will be held on the night of the 15th after the shows activities are over for the day. Shelton Drum and the crew will be announcing the location soon over at https://www.heroesonline.
I met Richard Thompson at Heroescon in 2008. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's a year later and in 2010 we started Team Cul de Sac to raise money for the Michael J Fox Foundation. So far we have raised over $241,000 bucks and I would really like to break the quarter million dollar mark this year.
What can we use? Original published art is always wonderful! We also love any art that you would like to produce for the event that you have been inspired to do this year.
Maybe you have a new book out and would like to send a few copies with sketches in them?
Maybe you want to do a live painting at the event for us?
Maybe your publisher would like to donate other books for us to sale at our booth?
Remember every penny we raise goes to The Michael J Fox Foundation for research. Not a penny goes to the overhead of the operations.
I need donations by 8th of June. Remember to send a business card/ contact info so we can promote you and your donation!
Our address is
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
Friday, September 8, 2017
Art by Richard Thompson
Foreword by Joel Achenbach • Edited by Michael Rhode
The Richard Thompson Library, Volume 1
THE RICHARD THOMPSON LIBRARY
The Richard Thompson Library, published by Picture This Press, collects the work of one of the great artists working in cartooning and illustration in the last 25 years.
Paperback: $27.95 • 346 pp. • B&W • paperback • ISBN: 978-0-9906932-8-4
Hardcover: $34.95 • 346 pp. • B&W • hardcover • ISBN: 978-0-9906932-9-1
Richard Thompson (1957-2016)
|Photo by Allan Janus|
Thompson—one of his generation's greatest cartoonists and caricaturists—was beloved by readers and fellow artists alike. Pat Oliphant called him "Michelangelo with a sense of humor," and Bill Watterson, who had not said anything publicly in almost 20 years, broke his silence to credit Thompson with "giving me a reason to read the comics again." In a more than 35-year career, Thompson, his work appeared in U.S. News & World Report, The New Yorker, Air & Space/Smithsonian, National Geographic, and The Atlantic Monthly. He is best known for his 2004–12 syndicated comic strip, Cul de Sac.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
We received the news this weekend that one of Richard Thompson's favorite illustrators, John Cuneo was donating this drawing to Team Cul de Sac for our auction at Heroescon June 16th.
If you are not familiar with John's work, you need to get familiar with it.
The Drink and Draw will be at a Westin ballroom on Friday evening. Time9 usually at 7:30 and Room will be announced ASAP.
John, thank you for the beautiful drawing. Wow.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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