Sunday, July 31, 2011

Chance Browne helps us out!

So I am a little slow in posting but it is worth it!
Not only am I a big fan of Hi and Lois that Chance Browne illustrates but his dad, Dik Browne was one of my favorite cartoonist ever! Chance I can never thank you enough for taking the time out to help!
This would be a great play group huh? Maybe we can have a longer crossover..
Chance and Richard...What do you think?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tom Spurgeon's Team Cul de Sac Fanzine contribution now online

You should still by the zine, however...

On Jaime Hernandez's The Death Of Speedy
By Tom Spurgeon
For Favorites, The Team Cul De Sac Favorite Comic Zine, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Support Team Cul de Sac! Fanzine and print for sale!


Team Cul de Sac Print

This is our limited edition Portfolio 11" x 13.06" print. Signed by Richard Thompson and numbered by the one and only Mike Rhode. This is limited to 25 prints. All proceeds (including any extra shipping charges) will go to Team Cul de Sac. We will be picking prints at random as they are ordered.
The prints are $50.00 each and $15.00 shipping.
I ( Chris Sparks) will also be more than happy to sign the prints.

Team Cul de Sac Fanzine

Above is the Richard Thompson-drawn cover to FAVORITES, a home-grown zine where notable comics critics, artists and bloggers write their individual answers to a single question: “What is my favorite comic, and why?”

The contributors are an all-star line-up: Derik Badman, Noah Berlatsky, Alex Boney, David Bordwell, Matthew J. Brady, Scott Bukatman, Johanna Draper Carlson, Isaac Cates, Rob Clough, Corey Creekmur, Andrew Farago, Shaenon Garrity, Dustin Harbin, Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, Gene Kannenberg Jr., Abhay Khosla, Susan Kirtley, Sean Kleefeld, Costa Koutsoutis, Andrew Mansell, Robert Stanley Martin, Chris Mautner, Joe McCulloch, Ana Merino, Mike Rhode, Jim Rugg, Frank Santoro, Chris Schweizer, Caroline Small, Tom Spurgeon, Ben Towle and Matthias Wivel.

FAVORITES is 40 pages long, and can be ordered via the PayPal button below. The cost is $5.00 plus $1.25 shipping and handling. (All the money that isn’t spent on envelopes and postage will go to Team Cul de Sac, and research into a cure for Parkinson’s disease.) Thank you for your support!

Stacy Curtis with Miss Bliss the teacher of the year

Once again, we get blown away by wonderful work for Team Cul de Sac. Stacy Curtis went out of his way for Miss Bliss. Now its official. Miss Bliss is the Teacher of the Year. Thank you Stacy for contributing to Team Cul de Sac. We are so lucky to have you on our team!

Stacy Curtis has illustrated over 25 books for children, including the "Raymond and Graham" series and "The 7 Habits of Happy Kids," a New York Times Best Seller, written by Sean Covey.Stacy lives in the Chicago area with his wife Jann and dog, Derby. Please check out his sites. His work is amazing!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Shaenon K. Garrity and Andrew Farago

Ok, I finally met Andrew and Shaenon in Boston. They are just the nicest people. They were nice enough to hang out with me. I hope I didn't bore them too much. They have both been so supportive of Team Cul de Sac in so many ways. Thanks Shanenon and Andrew!

Andrew Farago is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. He has written for Marvel Comics, The Comics Journal, The Comics Reporter and Animation World Network, and is the author of The Looney Tunes Treasury. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity.

Andrew Farago is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. He has written for Marvel Comics, The Comics Journal, The Comics Reporter and Animation World Network, and is the author of The Looney Tunes Treasury. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity.

“Richard’s one of the greatest cartoonists of his era, and before long, he’ll be on the short list of the all-time greats. Shaenon and I are huge fans of Cul de Sac, and I think we’re even bigger fans of Richard himself. He’s even funnier and more charming in person than he is on paper, if you can believe that. I contributed to Team Cul de Sac mostly for selfish reasons, in that I’d like to see Richard cartooning for another hundred years.”

Shaenon K. Garrity is an award-winning cartoonist and scriptwriter best known for the online comics Narbonic and Skin Horse. She works as a manga editor for Viz Media and teaches at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her writing on comics appears in The Comics Journal and

“Cul de Sac won me over from the first strip, and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to draw the characters. In particular, I wanted to delve into the mystery of Petey’s possibly imaginary friend/supervillain Ernesto Lacuna. Thanks, Richard, for giving Andrew and me that chance!”

Craig Yoe! Knows...

Craig is one of the most entertaining guys in all of comicdom, so for him to do this rare art for us is just a treat.
Craig Yoe is the co-creative director of YOE! Studio, which has been called "the premier design studio serving the entertainment industry." Animation magazine hailed Yoe as "Dr. Seuss on acid!
" Click the link already! makes some of the best freaking comic related books ...ever!
This little Book on Barney Google has one of the coolest intros ever in comics, thanks to Richard Thompson.
Craig, I am such a fan of your work, Its an honor to have you on the team!

Bill Janocha with Gamin and Patches meets Alice and Petey

Bill Janocha has been Mort Walkers assistant starting in 1987 GAMIN AND PATCHES was a United Feature comic strip created by Mort Walker and was assisted by Bill. Bill was kind enough to do this wonderful art for us.
Bill is such a great guy and also a big fan of Cul de Sac. I also might add his son may know more about Cul de Sac than Richard Thompson! I was fortunate to meet Bill at the Reubens in 1997 in my home town of Asheville NC. Now years later we had a chance to hang out in Boston.
Bill, thank you for being such a big supporter of Team Cul de Sac and spreading the news.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In the news The Harvey Awards

Thompson and other contributors are up for the harvey awards. I am hoping to be there!

The Buckets by Greg Cravens

Folks, I will be updating the blog more this weekend... yes I am behind but as a tease check this out. I think It is a four part crossover! Thanks so much Greg!