Comic Riffs: richard thompson


Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 10/16/2013

‘CALVIN’ MEETS ‘CUL DE SAC’: Bill Watterson, Richard Thompson say they’re ‘happy’ to share new two-man OSU show next March *(dates announced)

‘Calvin and Hobbes’ and ‘Cul de Sac’ creators ‘happy’ to share OSU’s new galleries; dates just announced.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:36 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, bill watterson, billy ireland museum library

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 12/31/2012

END OF THE LINE — AND THE BLUEPRINT FOR A BEGINNING: The story behind the most compelling cartoon of the year

When ‘Cul de Sac’ creator Richard Thompson really shared the inner workings of his brain.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:58 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, cul de sac, team cul de sac

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/03/2012

RICHARD’S POOR ALMANAC: GoComics.com to rerun Richard Thompson’s classic Post comic starting today

GoComics.com to rerun Richard Thompson’s classic Post comic starting today.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, richard's poor alamanac, andrews mcmeel, the washington post style

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/21/2012

‘CUL DE SAC’ ENDS SUNDAY: Cartoon peers salute Richard Thompson [UPDATED]

Cartoon peers salute Richard Thompson as he battle’s Parkinson’s

By Michael Cavna  |  11:58 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, cul de sac

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 09/09/2012

2012 HARVEY AWARDS: ‘Cul de Sac,’ ‘Hark! A Vagrant,’ Daredevil and Batwoman among night’s big winners

2012 HARVEY AWARDS: ‘Cul de Sac,’ ‘Hark! A Vagrant,’ Daredevil and Batwoman among night’s big winners

By Michael Cavna  |  05:25 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  harvey awards, baltimore comic-con, richard thompson, kate beaton, mark waid, j.h. williams

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 08/01/2012

COMICS SYNDICATES: As Universal editor changes titles, Trudeau, Watterson, Johnston, Thompson and Tatulli salute an influential figure

Comics syndicates: As influential Universal editor changes titles, Trudeau, Watterson, Johnston, Thompson and Tatulli salute the the great Lee Salem

By Michael Cavna  |  09:01 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lee salem, john glynn, universal uclick, garry trudeau, bill watterson, richard thompson, lynn johnston, mark tatulli

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 06/11/2012

TEAM ‘CUL DE SAC’ AUCTION: Rare Watterson painting sells for $13K

Rare painting by ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ creator Bill Watterson sells for more than $13,000 at Team Cul de Sac auction.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:44 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  team cul de sac, richard thompson, chris sparks, bill watterson, stephan pastis, patrick mcdonnell, r. sikoryak

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 06/04/2012

TEAM CUL DE SAC BOOK LANDS: ‘Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s’ arrives Tuesday amid auction, Michael J. Fox feedback

Team Cul de Sac’s new charity art book for Parkinson’s research lands Tuesday — as the donated original art is auctioned off.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:08 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  team cul de sac, richard thompson, chris sparks, michael j. fox

Posted at 02:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012

TEAM ‘CUL DE SAC’ AUCTION: Parkinson’s campaign sets May date for selling top artists’ contributions

Original art by more than 150 top artists — including Bill Watterson, Garry Trudeau and Pat Oliphant — will be auctioned in May as part of “Cul de Sac” creator Richard Thompson’s campaign to fight Parkinson’s disease.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  team cul de sac, drawing the line at parkinsons, cul de sac auction, richard thompson, chris sparks

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/17/2012

‘CUL DE SAC’ GUEST ARTISTS MOVE IN MONDAY: On hiatus, Thompson asks 6 top cartoonists to take a shot at his strip

Six top cartoonists will take over the creative duties of the comic for five weeks while creator Richard Thompson seeks treatment for Parkinson’s.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Thompson, Cul de Sac, Mo Willems, Stephan Pastis, Lincoln Peirce, Michael Jantze, Corey Pandolph, Ken Fisher

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 01/03/2012

RIP, RONALD SEARLE: A cartooning star pays tribute to the ‘tidal pull’ of a British genius

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ronald searle, richard thompson, warren bernard, nick galifianakis

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011

TEAM CUL DE SAC: Galifianakis’ beautiful nod to Richard Thompson

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, nick galifianakis, team cul de sac

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/15/2011

ALICE BEFORE ‘SWINE’: Pastis’ magnificent ‘Cul de Sac’ mash-up is our Cartoon of the Day

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cul de sac, pearls before swine, richard thompson, cul de sac

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/07/2011

LINKS OF THE WEEK: From ‘xkcd’s’ inspired Jobs tribute to Neil Gaiman art

By Michael Cavna  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  xkcd, randall munroe, steve jobs, richard thompson, cul de sac, the simpsons, harry shearer, neil gaiman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/11/2011

SPX 2011: Author CRAIG YOE hatches celebration of Herriman with dazzling new ‘Krazy Kat’

By Michael Cavna  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george herriman, krazy kat, craig yoe, bill watterson, richard thompson, michael chabon

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

‘CUL DE SAC’ GALLERY: The animated shorts

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cul de sac, richard thompson, michael fry, ringtales

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 04/22/2011

THIS JUST IN: First new art from ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ creator in 16 years, syndicate says

“Calvin and Hobbes” creator’s painting a contribution to “Cul de Sac” fundraiser.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:44 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  richard thompson, bill watterson, calvin and hobbes, cul de sac

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/17/2011

CARTOONING AWARDS: And your NCS Reubens division nominees are...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comic riffs, NCS reuben awards, richard thompson, glen keane, stephan pastis

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/21/2011

TEAM CUL DE SAC: Richard Thompson launches cartoon campaign to fight Parkinson's

A new squad of cartooning forces has assembled to battle Parkinson's disease. Its name: Team Cul de Sac. "Cul de Sac" creator Richard Thompson -- who announced in 2009 that he has Parkinson's -- says he's teaming with Andrews...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General, General | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Michael J. Fox, Richard Thompson

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/19/2010

SHOUT-OUT OF THE DAY: Why 'Pearls' tips its (backward) cap to 'Cul de Sac'

(click here for enlarged image) The comics pages aren't unlike a sports team, in that only a couple of superstars are required to spark a wider sense of excitement, daily devotion and -- with an eye on the bottom...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Comic Strip | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine, Richard Thompson, Stephan Pastis

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/15/2010

BEHIND THE SCENES: See 'Cul de Sac,' 'Pearls,' 'Lio' cartoonists offer peeks behind the creative curtain

RingTales co-founder Michael Fry recently told Comic Riffs that his animation studio would soon feature behind-the-scenes interviews with such cartoonists as Stephan Pastis ("Pearls Before Swine"), Richard Thompson ("Cul de Sac"), Mark Tatulli ("Lio") and Paul Gilligan ("Pooch Cafe"),...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Lio, Mark Tatulli, Michael Fry, Pearls Before Swine, Richard Thompson, RingTales, Stephan Pastis

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/08/2010

'CUL DE SAC,' Or: The Day's Favorite Funnypage Reference to Batman...

Friend of Comic Riffs Richard Thompson really, really knows his comics. Which is why we especially appreciate the second-panel reference in today's "Cul de Sac": Alice saying "Adults are a sentimental lot" is, of course, a wonderful allusion to...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/10/2010

D.C.'s cartoon riches: INTERVENTION and SPX cons kick off this weekend

It's an embarrassment of comic riches in the D.C. area this weekend. One day after SPX guests Richard Thompson ("Cul de Sac") and Keith Knight ("The Knight Life," "The K Chronicles") were speaking at the Politics & Prose bookstore,...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comic conventions | Tags:  Dean Haspiel, Intervention Con, Jaime Hernandez, Kate Beaton, Keith Knight, Raina Telgemeier, Richard Thompson, Small Press Expo DC

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/31/2010

'Riffs Picks: The Week's TOP 10 COMICS TWEETS

From Comic-Con forays to Callahan bouquets, it was a particularly memorable week in comics-world tweets. Here are The Ten Tweets that most caught the ever-watchful eye of @ComicRiffs: 10. @God_Damn_Batman: Arkham Asylum is the most disgusting den of filth...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Top Tweets | Tags:  Ann Beaton, Dave Gibbons, Jim Lee, John Callahan, Richard Thompson, Ruben Bolling, Scott McCloud, Stan Lee, Top Tweets

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/28/2010

From Pekar to Callahan: Why a town's 'favorite son' cartoonist is good for the civic soul

"From my seat in a medium-sized newspaper, I can only advise cartoonists to focus their work on their communities as newspapers focus more and more on the local." That was the advice of the Cincinnati Enquirer's longtime cartooning legend,...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Riffs | Tags:  Harvey Pekar, Jim Borgman, John Callahan, Phil Frank, Richard Thompson

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 07/15/2010

And the winner of The Post's NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST contest is...

After three months of comic plot twists, the final panel has long last arrived. The Post put out the call in May in search of "America's Next Great Cartoonist," and 500 aspiring comic artists responded. Now that readers, judges...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:24 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Amy Lago, Darrin Bell, Garry Trudeau, Gene Weingarten, Hilary Price, Jerry Scott, Lalo Alcaraz, Olivia Walch, Richard Thompson, Signe Wilkinson, Stan Lee, Stephan Pastis, Tom Toles

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/28/2010

THE RIFF: Where does D.C. rate as a 'comics town'?

As the mercury hit 99 degrees Sunday, I had to wonder: Is Washington, D.C.'s comics scene ripe for heating up, too? While talking with "Big Nate" cartoonist Lincoln Peirce over the weekend, I asked him how he came to...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Aaron McGruder, Andrew Cohen, Ben Claassen, Comisgirl, Evan Keeling, Frank Cho, Herb Block, Jeff Kinney, Lincoln Peirce, Matt Wuerker, Michael Arndt, Mike Rhode, Richard Thompson, Shannon Gallant

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/28/2010

'NEXT GREAT CARTOONIST': Check out the final list of celebrity judges

Wake the kids, text the neighbors. The list of "celebrity judges" for The Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist" Contest is now complete. Comic Riffs came a-callin', and a dozen top cartoonists generously said yes. Frankly, we don't know quite...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  America's Next Great Cartoonist | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Darrin Bell, Garry Trudeau, Gene Weingarten, Hilary Price, Jerry Scott, Lalo Alcaraz, Mike Krahulik, Richard Thompson, Signe Wilkinson, Stan Lee, Stephan Pastis, Tom Toles

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/17/2010

'CUL DE SAC' in action: Deftly, Richard Thompson is quick on the draw

Forget Wonderland's Alice for a while. Today, our favorite three-dimensional Alice goes by the name Otterloop. "Cul de Sac's" Reuben-nominated creator, RICHARD THOMPSON, recently turned his pen toward drawing a three-minute Alice (and company). And thankfully, someone turned a...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Comic Strip | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/24/2010

AWARDS: 'Cul de Sac' cartoonist 'gobsmacked' by Reubens nod; Pastis & Piraro also nominated

The call so blindsided "Cul de Sac" cartoonist Richard Thompson, he says he didn't even quite understand the news. National Cartoonists Society prez Jeff Keane was calling to tell Thompson that he was a finalist for the Reuben "Cartoonist...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Comic Strip | Tags:  Bizarro, Cul de Sac, Dan Piraro, Jeff Keane, National Cartoonists Society, Pearls Before Swine, Reuben Awards, Richard Thompson, Stephan Pastis

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/19/2010

'CUL DE SAC's Richard Thompson spills some trade secrets

"Cul de Sac's" Richard Thompson (Courtesy of Richard Thompson) Gotta share my fave link from over the weekend... Some of my favorite art from "CUL DE SAC" cartoonist and longtime Post contributor Richard Thompson comes when he works in...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/07/2009

Which comic strip do we deem 'Best of the Decade'?

Not only is it that time of year -- it's also that time of the decade, when The TV Hosts, The Media and The Grand Poobahs of Pop Culture Punditry assign rankings to everything notable in the 10-year rear-view...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/29/2009

Pearls of Wisdom From 3 Top Cartoonists

Cartoonists Stephan Pastis, left, Keith Knight, center, and Richard Thompson, seated. (Michael Cavna/The Washington Post) NOTE: San Diego Comic-Con the Behemoth Event has trampled out of our town, but our notebook remains mammoth. Here's another jaunty dispatch... Once this...

By The Reliable Source  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Keith Knight, Michael Cavna, Richard Thompson, San Diego Comic-Con, Stephan Pastis