Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
'Cul de Sac' (25 July 2010).

Richard Thompson was an American cartoonist from Arlington, Virginia, known for his clever humorous newspaper comic strip 'Cul de Sac'. He was was an illustrator with The Washington Post before he began his feature about the daily life of pre-school girl Alice in the Washington Post Magazine. By 2007, 'Cul de Sac' was syndicated to more than 70 newspapers, both as a daily and Sunday feature through the Universal Press Syndicate. Several book collections have been published since 2008.

Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
'Cul de Sac' (14 October 2008).

Thompson also made the weekly cartoon series 'Richard's Poor Almanac' for the Post's Syle section. His cartoon dealing  with George W. Bush's inauguration, featuring the poem 'Make The Pie Higher', went viral and has been set to music several times. Thompson is additionally active as an illustration for such publications as U.S. News & World Report, The New Yorker, Air & Space/Smithsonian, National Geographic and The Atlantic Monthly.

In 2009 Richard Thompson was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and his comic has lend it's name to Team Cul de Sac, a fundraising effort to raise money for and awareness about PD Parkinson's disease. He died on 27 July 2016 of complications from this disease.

Richard Thompson was a strong influence on Barbara DaleOlivia Jaimes and Bill Watterson

Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
'Cul de Sac' (6 October 2013).

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