Sunday, March 25, 2012
by Tom Racine on March 25, 2012
"Team Cul de Sac" mastermind Chris Sparks joins me to talk about his amazing project to help raise money for Parkinson's Disease via the Team Fox organization, started, of course, by Michael J. Fox. Cartoonist and all around mensch Richard Thompson was diagnosed with Parkinson's back in 2009, and Chris has organized 150 artists to contribute original work that will be auctioned off this summer, and has been compiled into a 144 page hardcover book coming out on June 5th. Order your copy here!
The book and art auction contain works from a veritable "who's who" list of cartoonists, including 14 Reuben Award winners, 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, and a score of great artists from the web as well. There's not much of a worthier cause out there, so do your part by picking up a copy. You can stay abreast of the current information on when the actual art auction is this summer by reading Chris's blog. And naturally, if you're not keeping up with the man himself, here's a link to Richard Thompson's blog. Go forth and see the work of a master of our time!
We also manage to talk about comic books and comic shops, as Chris once owned one. He has a fascinating insider's look from the "brick and mortar" shop owner's perspective, and is something I've wanted to talk about for some time.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
By: Danielle Battaglia | GoDanRiver.com March 11, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Here is the dust jacket to the Team Cul de Sac book ( we might have a small change or two)
This has been such an honor to work with everyone involved.
The biggest Thank You goes to Richard Thompson in supporting me in this project. He is a saint to put up with me. Oh yeah order this cool book from me at : http://sparkingdesign.com/order-team-cul-de-sac-book/
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Art contributed for the auction, but too late for the book:
Kallagher, Kevin KAL
Friday, January 27, 2012
Order Team Cul de Sac Book
Pre-orders for the Team Cul de Sac book, to be officially released in June 2012.
When you order from us, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, to support Parkinson’s Disease research.
Regular Edition: $35.50
The price above includes US shipping and a $5 donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The book will be signed by Chris Sparks.
Author Edition Signed and Numbered 1-150: $65.50
(signed and numbered 1-150 by author Chris Sparks)
The price above includes shipping and a $20 donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Use the Special Instructions form at Paypal checkout on how you want Chris to personalize your book.
If you have any questions about the book, a special request or needing to buy multiple copies please email Chris at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support on the project!
Monday, January 16, 2012
'Cul de Sac' goes on hiatus as Richard Thompson receives Parkinson's treatment
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog January 16 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog January 3 2012
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Barbara Dale's TCDS stamp #2 went out on my Christmas cards today.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Joe's cartoon will be Team Cul de Sac #4 so we can get the influential Jewish cartoon stamp collector crowd's money before Hanukah.