Wednesday, December 4, 2013

12/3 medical update - surgery postponed again

And a medical update - Richard's surgery is postponed again for today (12/3) due to a fever he had last night. According to Nick Galifianakis he's pretty darn hungry since they've wanted him to have an empty stomach for the surgery.

Sending best wishes to Richard Thompson

As most of you know our beloved Richard Thompson broke his hip a few days ago. Instead of sending physical mail, please leave your elove right here!
Ecards can still go to his personal email but this would be better for Richard to check for the time being.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Richard Thompson interview from 2008 now in print

Richard Thompson Q&A at the 2008 Small Press Expo.

International Journal of Comic Art 15 (2; Fall): 94-116

You can find out how to order a copy at

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Moving Day Walk in DC

Hello everyone, It is Chris Sparks! Three years ago Richard Thompson and I started Team Cul de Sac. So far we have raised over 100,000 for the Michael J Fox Foundation. A couple of years ago we even walked in the National Parkinsons Foundation walk. Would you please support my effort this year?
Donate here to support me--->

My goal is just a hundred bucks but 10 times that would be awesome! Oh I have 10 days to do it! Help please?

Our team page

Thanks to everyone on the TCDS. Glad I am just a member on this walk and a big shout out to
Carolyn Belefski!!!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

What is up with Richard Thompson? A book and art show with Bill Watterson?

So now that Richard Thompson is talking about it officially. I can chat about some stuff.

Yeap, that is correct folks! Not only will there be this cool Complete Cul de Sac for purchase in the spring of 2014(intro by Art Spiegelman)BUT a two man art exhibit at The Ohio State University in the brand spanking new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will happen too! That is right folks, Richard Thompson and Bill Watterson is having a little art show for a few months together next year. So if you ever wanted to see some original Calvin and Hobbes strips and see a wonderful wide range of Richard Thompson's mad skills, this will be a once in a life time experience. A big thanks to Jenny Robb and Bill Watterson in making this show happen. We are in for a treat!

What is this nonsense about a wide range of art from Richard?
Why not just Cul de Sac art?
Very good questions! I hope Richard talks about that soon!
Drooling yet? You will be, YOU WILL BE!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wanna See Chris accept the Bob Clampett Award? Its only 2 months late!

I was beyond thrilled to win the Bob Clampett Award for TCDS. Here I am with Bobs Daughter. This was the 25th year for the award and I can't believe we are among this group of Award Recipients. (See Below) Most of these folks are childhood heroes of mine. Oh just watch me get all teary eyed. Thanks everyone for believing in us.

So click the link below to watch my make the long walk to the stage.

2013: Chris Sparks and Team Cul de Sac
2012: Morrie Turner
2011: Patrick McDonnell
2010: Jeannie Schulz
2009: Denis Kitchen
2008: Paul Levitz
2007: Neil Gaiman
2006: Calvin Reid
2005: George Pérez
2004: Mimi Cruz
2003: Alex Ross
2002: Herb Trimpe
2001: Mark Evanier
2000: Peter Laird
1999: Jerry Robinson
1998: Frank Miller
1997: Joe Kubert
1996: Andrew Vachss
1995: Maggie Thompson
1994: Will Eisner
1993: Jack Kirby
1992: Archie Goodwin
1991: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
1990: Sergio Aragonés
1989: Phil Yeh
1988: June Foray
1987: Ray Bradbury
1986: Bernie Wrightson and Jim Starlin
1985: Robert A. Heinlein
1984: Forrest J Ackerman
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Team Cul de Sac panel at Baltimore Comic-Con

ZARVOX PRESENTS: The Team Cul De Sac – BCC13 Panel



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The Carolyn and Joe Show has been hijacked by aliens once again!
The alien warlord ZARVOX has intercepted the original show that was intended to be released this week and has used their alien technology to rewarp what they believe is a more important show to broadcast on the Carolyn and Joe Show, The Baltimore Comic Con 2013 – TEAM CUL DE SAC panel with Barbara Dale, Dawn Griffin, Carolyn Belefski, Chris Sparks and Joe Sutliff. Enjoy…humans.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013