Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Challenge

I just wanted folks to read this about the MJFF
Yes,Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki is matching our funds. So what does that mean? Team Cul de Sac has made 50k this year and it will be matched! So TCDS with the help of Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki challenge will have raised over $100,000 for the MJFF!!!

Please donate here!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lio and The Buckets pay tribute to Cul de Sac

Lio and The Buckets pay tribute this weekend to Cul de Sac, which ends today.

Thanks to Master Ibid for the tip.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cul de Sac replaced by Grand Avenue

As Richard Thompson ends his strip, we'll see more of these articles, but Grand Avenue won with 22 votes.  See your vote does matter!

Briefs: Grand Avenue is new AD comic
September 19, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 pictures

I only took a few pictures this year, but here's some photographs of Team Cul de Sac members as well as cosplayers at Baltimore Comic-Con - groups that rarely mingle thankfully. Who knows what kind of children would result...

You can hear the Team Cul de Sac panel here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Carolyn & Joe Show podcast -- Audio from Team Cul de Sac panel

Recorders! We all had recorders!  Well, actually Carolyn and I did - you can try to put together the panel in stereo now.
BRAND NEW Carolyn & Joe Show podcast -- Audio...
Carolyn Belefski 12:00pm Sep 11
BRAND NEW Carolyn & Joe Show podcast -- Audio from 'Team Cul de Sac' panel at Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 featuring Chris Sparks, Steve Conley, Dawn Griffin, Donna A. Lewis, Joe Sutliff, Roger Langridge, Shannon Gallant, Matt Dembicki, Carolyn Belefski, Moderated by Michael Rhode
Team Cul de Sac Panel at Baltimore Comic-Con 2012
EPISODE 191 The Carolyn and Joe Show has been invaded by the alien conqueror Zarvox again! Zarvox ev...

2 copies left of a special TCDS SIGNED by BILL WATTERSON

Richard Thompson, Bill Watterson, Nick Galifianakis and I signed 5 Team Cul de Sac books. For details, email me at I will not ask Bill Watterson to sign any more TCDS books to raise money for us. I want this to be a very limited opportunity to own a signed book by Mr. Watterson and Mr. Thompson and help us raise money for TCDS.
Thank you,
Chris Sparks

Monday, September 10, 2012

Team Cul de Sac panel at Politics and Prose bookstore (July 11, 2012)

Team Cul de Sac panel at Politics and Prose bookstore (July 11, 2012)
Chris Sparks & Team Cul-De-Sac - Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's
Jul 11 2012 7:00 pm

Richard Thompson, the Cul de Sac cartoonist, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2009 and began working with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to raise awareness of this illness. Chris Sparks organized Team Cul de Sac, which has solicited work from various graphic artists including Bill Watterson and Gary Trudeau, the proceeds of which have benefited Team Fox, the Foundation's fundraising arm.

Chris Sparks and Nick Galifianakis speak before the book-signing.

Team Cul de Sac panel audio at Baltimore Comic Con

I recorded the Team Cul de Sac session and it's online at the Internet Archive. You can download it or listen from the site.

"When Richard Thompson, the creator of the comic strip Cul de Sac, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his friend Chris Sparks began a fundraising effort to honor his friend. With Richard's support, he asked others to donate artwork featuring the Cul de Sac characters for a Team Cul de Sac book with proceeds going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research. Now, join Chris Sparks and other members of Team Cul de Sac including Steve Conley, Matt Dembicki, SL Gallant, Roger Langridge, and others as they discuss the book, Richard Thompson's work, and their continuing efforts to raise funds in Richard's name." - from the program book. The panel also included Carolyn Belefski, Dawn Griffin, Donna Lewis, Joe Sutliff and was moderated by Mike Rhode.

Team Cul de Sac pictures from Baltimore Comic Con

Bruce Guthrie has put his photographs of the Team Cul de Sac panel online at
And Chris Sparks accepting the Harvey award for best syndicated coic strip on behalf of Richard Thompson are here:

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Richard Thompson wins a Harvey award

Richard Thompson has won the Harvey Award for the best syndicated comic strip. It was presented tonight at the Baltimore Comic Con.
Photo by Chris Sparks who accepted the award on Richard's behalf.