Saturday, September 8, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Saturday Sept. 8
11:00-12:00 - Team Cul de Sac
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 Landgridge, Michael Cavna and others as they discuss the book, Richard Thompson's work, and their continuing efforts to raise funds in Richard's name."
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A "Heart-on-His-Sleeve-Southerner" Does Serious Damage to my Cynical Side
August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
BY R.C. Harvey Aug 22, 2012
Meanwhile, Team Cul de Sac's money has flowed in and we're a mere $3,300 from meeting the goal... which reminds me, I owe some money to the campaign.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
by Stacy Curtis
August 20 2012
Hail Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac!
By: Craig Fischer
Heroesonline blog August 17, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Richard Thompson ends 'Cul de Sac' comic
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog August 17 2012
Parkinson's forces creator of 'Cul de Sac' comic to retire
Richard Thompson of the strip 'Cul de Sac' battles Parkinson's.
By TIM ENGLE
The Kansas City Star August 17 2012
Parkinson's forces 'Cul de Sac' creator to call it quits
Deseret News Friday, Aug. 17 2012
Cul de Sac: A Special Q&A with creator Richard Thompson
August 17 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Peter lives in Anchorage, Alaska but amazingly will be at Politics and Prose this Wednesday night! And unfortunately, he's also a cartoonist with Parkinson's disease. Come out and support the Team with Peter.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
July 2, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Here is a nice article about Team Cul de Sac and my wonderful business partner, Jamie King.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I met Richard Thompson at heroescon in 2008. It changed my life for the better. Richard won't be there this year but a bunch of contributors from the book will be and so will I. Come by and celebrate the greatest comic con in that world. This is the 30th year of Heorescon. DO NOT MISS IS! come by and say hi!
I will be at the Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC this weekend (June 22-24). We will have plenty of Team Cul de Sac books at (AA-218) and a beautiful print for Team Cul de Sac Celebrating Heroescon by ROGER LANGRIDGE (AA-220), NICK GALIFiANAKIS is the lucky guy beside me at (AA-219) We will have a print of his contribution to Team Cul de Sac.SL GALLANT (AA-828),DANIELLE CORSETTO (AA-420),EVAN DORKIN (AA-517),DUSTIN HARBIN ( AA-419),CHRIS SCHWEIZER (AA-431) get your book signed by all of these great contributors! We also have a panel on Friday at 4:00pm
Room 206:TEAM CUL DE SAC
More news? Maybe...
If you ordered a book and live outside of the USA, I will be contacting you about the extra shipping.
I am sorry its taken so long. It looks like its going to take me three weeks to get most of the books out.
The good news is I just calculated the book donations from the pre-orders that started in January till the end of March and we raised $1305.00 for the MJFF! This is the whole reason we wanted to do the online sales plus you get my pretty signature!
Thank you so much. Now come see me this weekend at....
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Here's a list of the online pictures that I know of:
Steve Artley - http://artleytoonsonline.blogspot.com/2012/06/2012-chris-sparks-next-team-cul-de-sac.html
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo - http://www.curls-studio.com/curls/?p=1676 and https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150940960942381.439013.50763422380&type=3
Bruce Guthrie - http://www.bguthriephotos.com/graphlib.nsf/keys/2012_06_10G_Team_CDS
Mike Rhode - http://www.flickr.com/photos/42072348@N00/sets/72157630100095288/ - I'm also going to add the cartoons that didn't make it into the book to this group now.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Team Cul de Sac auction raises $47k; Watterson painting sold for $13k
by Alan Gardner
June 11, 2012
TEAM 'CUL DE SAC' AUCTION: Rare Watterson painting sells for $13K
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog June 11 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Here's the list of cartoonists whom are expected:
Dale, Barbara -
Johnson, Kerry G
Lewis, Donna A.
Mitchell, BonoSutliff, Joe
Says Michael J. Fox today (with the book due to drop tomorrow):
"With this amazing collection, Chris [Sparks] is raising significant dollars and awareness for Parkinson's — while proving comedy can speed a cure. We're grateful to have both Chris and Richard on our team."
Style Section & "Comic Riffs"
The Washington Post
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Observer-Reporter May 23 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Team Cul de sac books have been ordered to fill our online orders and all the prepaid shipping envelopes have been ordered. I just need to the books and time. Remember, you can still order your signed copy at http://sparkingdesign.com/order-team-cul-de-sac-book/
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
by Miranda Lanzillotti on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Apr 17 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
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: email@example.com
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