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This weekend I had a book signing for Richards new art book. I also had team cul-de-sac items to sell. My 5 1/2 year old daughter, Emily, wanted to come along and sell her artwork she had made the night before for Uncle Richard and TCDS. As of tonight she has made $50. Her first donation of many. I am so proud of Emily. Could you say no to her?
Now to the other news...
Team Cul de Sac is the 10th biggest fundraising team so far this year. Our up to date total is $83,905.76.
I still have a few Bill Watterson autographs. One Complete Calvin and Hobbes, a couple Stripped posters and one Team Cul de Sac book.
Great holiday gifts for a great cause!
David Apatoff, Nick Galifianakis, Chris Sparks and Mike Rhode will be discussing the new book, The Art of Richard Thompson and signing copies. Richard will be attending, but not signing the book. A short film about Richard's career will also be premiered.
Saturday, December 6 at 2:30pmArlington Central LibraryAuditorium1015 N. Quincy Street
Folks can pre-order signed copies of this and the Complete Cul de Sac from the website.__._,_.___
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Ten reasons why you need "The Complete Cul de Sac"
By Andy Mansell
By Dennis Drabelle Washington Post July 25 2014
Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay
By Katherine Roeder
Univ. Press of Mississippi. 221 pp. $60
For Immediate Release
July 22, 2014
For more information:
Noah Fleisher, Public Relations Director
Bill Watterson's return to comics: Pearls Before Swine comic art auctioned for Parkinson's research
The reclusive creator's artwork from the recently finished three-day collaboration with Stephen Pastis on Pearls Before Swine will sell Aug. 8, 2014 at Heritage Auctions, proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research; on display through Sunday, July 27, at ComicCon in San Diego
DALLAS – The original artwork for the recent three comic strip collaboration between Bill Watterson, the reclusive genius behind the much-loved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, and Pearls Before Swine cartoonist Stephen Pastis – taking place in a three day run in June 2014 in Pearls – will be sold at Heritage Auctions on Aug. 8, 2014, with proceeds from the sale benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
All three comic strips will be on display through Sunday, July 27, 2014, at San Diego ComicCon.
"Anytime original Bill Watterson comic art shows up for auction it's a big deal," said Todd Hignite, Vice President at Heritage Auctions. "His collaboration with Stephan Pastis was an unexpected treat for his millions of fans. Now, thanks to this auction, fans will get to take the original art home while raising money for a great cause."
The collaboration between the two artists came at the suggestion of Watterson and was immediately embraced by an overwhelmed Pastis, who, like some many modern cartoonists, was greatly influenced by Watterson and Calvin and Hobbes. The trajectory of the three strip arc follows Pastis' comic strip alter-ego as he turns the drawing of the comic over to a precocious second-grader named Libby for three days. The results are both wickedly funny and uniquely Watterson, while remaining true to the sharp humor that defines the Pearls Before Swine strip.
At Watterson's request, the artwork is being sold on behalf of Team Cul de Sac, a non-profit charity established by editor/designer Chris Sparks on behalf of Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson, who is battling Parkinson's Disease – a piece of artwork done by Watterson depicting one of Thompson's Cul de Sac characters sold in 2012 as part of a charity auction to benefit Team Cul de Sac – and the profits from the sale of the original art (Heritage is waiving the seller's fee on the artwork and will also contribute half of the Buyer's Premium) will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
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Shannon helps us every year at the drink and draw. He always wants to do whatever he can to help raise awareness and funds for the Michael J Fox foundation. Richard and I not only consider him one of the founding members TCDS but also a wonderful friend.
This is the cover of G.I. JOE 200 and the recreation of the original sketch by Larry,
Hama. We also have comics sign by Larry also.
Matt Wuerker is Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist who lives in the D.C. area. Matt always donates art to us and beyond this beautiful watercolor of Earth Day, we also have some cool coasters he scribbled on!
(Photos do not do this painting justice)
Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Library at Ohio State University says:
Here is the new and exclusive interview with Richard Thompson and Bill Watterson, taking the internet by storm on our blog: