Monday, November 21, 2011

Nick Galifianakis says and draws

Thank you Nick..Nick Galifianakis says and draws his tribute to his friend Richard Thompson.

"The Searleing of Richard Thompson," or, "The Blessing of the Heir"
There are very few geniuses in the world. The rest of us can aspire only to recognize one, and I've had the rare privilege of doing so in my longtime friend. For 25 years, I have been in Richard Thompson's studio to witness his evolution, from lavish pencil drawings to rich oil caricatures through to his brilliant comic strip. His depth of talent, diversity of vision and unique interpretation of the world around him are so rare that I can only think of one other artist whom I would equate with Richard -- the great Ronald Searle. It's not my intention to diminish other talented and important cartoonists, though contemporary greats already agree that Thompson's work merits special distinction. As such my illustration depicts the acknowledgment of his place in the history of what we do: Surrounded by a pantheon of cartoonist gods, Searle blesses his heir. Of course, there are giants of cartooning missing. Where are Rowlandson and Nast? Trudeau, Breathed, Chast or Trondheim? The virtuoso, Chuck Jones? They're all there, represented by the anonymous cherub clinging to the master's shoulder. And so the mantle passes from Searle to Thompson... my grandiose tribute to the humblest of men.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sergio Aragones Mad-Ly the best

I have been a fan of Sergio Aragones since I was a kid. First Mad magazine, then Groo and then when I met him in 1995 I was in awe of what an amazing person he was. Sergio is larger than life. He is a real sage of the comics field but also of life. Sergio has been one of the biggest inspiration
in my life and help shape me into the person I am today. Without advice years ago, I am not sure I would have never been brave enough to take on a project as enormous as this one.
It was a pleasure to introduce Richard to Sergio at Baltimorecon in 2010. Thank you Sergio!

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Cul De Sac reference

Masteribid sent in a tip:

"Adam @ Home" had a "Cul De Sac" reference Saturday.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chris Sparks drawing Cul de Sac?

So I (Chris)decided to make some changes to my art and still decided to submit this to Andrews McMeel Publishing. I am not a cartoonist but I asked everyone else to contribute so I thought it was only fair to give everyone a laugh. I now have even more respect for everyone who contributed and to Richard Thompson. Damn, this is not easy. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We will have news about the book/auction and maybe some other cool surprises very soon!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Comic Riffs on Pearls Before Swine's Cul de Sac tribute

Stephan Pastis' support for Team Cul de Sac -

ALICE BEFORE 'SWINE': Pastis' magnificent 'Cul de Sac' mash-up is our Cartoon of the Day
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog October 15 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Miami Herald on Richard Thompson and Cul de SAc

Battling deadlines and Parkinson's with a quill and chatty kids
By Lomi Kriel
Miami Herald October 14 2011