Cul de Sac is the best comic strip out there. I will always have that soft spot for Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, but for the sheer wonder of discovering something new and unique, and crazy funny - Cul de Sac hits that spot. It hits that spot so repeatedly I think I've gone crazy funny from the impact, myself.
Part of Max Overacts is inspired by Cul de Sac, and its ability to throw a one liner into not just the final panel, but EVERY panel if Mr Thompson feels like it (which he often does), usually from Dil - who could out non-sequitur Ralph from the Simpsons any day of the week (which is why I wanted to do a strip with Dil in it). :)
This just in from the mighty Mo Willems: Piggie dreams of artistic triumph on a manhole cover. Where on earth does he come up with this stuff? (I won't say anything about the advisability of working in funny papers these days.) Thank you, Mo!
Mark Anderson, the affable genius behind Andertoons, sent me this drawing. It's funny and inventive, it shows Mark's musical knowledge (he plays the trombone and well too), and it shows he knows Petey.
I met Lynn Johnston at Ohio State last year. I opened the door for her and mumbled how much I admire her and I just rambled. She was sweet and thanked me for the kind words and I gave her some information about Team Cul de Sac. It was like meeting my childhood crush.I don't think I have ever been so nervous, I wasn't this nervous at my own wedding! She is so sweet and kind and I must say, one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever met. Lynn, Thank you so much for taking the time and making this beautiful drawing. I already have folks who want a print of this.