Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wise answer, Dill.

  2. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, over 3 years ago

    Cul De Sac classics begins, i guess. :)

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    Dill has the makings of a politician (except that he’s too sensitive).

  4. Strod

    Strod said, over 3 years ago

    This is the earliest Cul de Sac archived in the GoComics website.   My guess is that starting from today we will have the pleasure to re-visit all the Cul de Sac strips, much like we do with Calvin & Hobbes and several “Classics” strips.
    As sad as it is for us that Richard Thompson’s illness forced him to retire, I have to say that this really is not much of a change for us, the readers.  As @myronmmeyer hinted a couple of days ago and others did before him, the truth is that except for a few exceptions we have been reading rerurns of Cul de Sac for several months now.   Even yesterday’s purported last strip was actually a rerun from 2007.
    I had remained silent as to allow other readers to fully enjoy what they believed were the last few months of Cul de Sac strips.   The sad truth, unfortunately, is that CDS ended months ago. So I must reiterate: except for colors in the weekday strips for the first years, not much will change for us, the readers.
    I hope people don’t misunderstand this revelation as cruelty from my part.   I know Richard would give anything to provide us with more original strips if he could.  And I know we will all be infinitely grateful to him for providing us with what he could.
    Thank you Richard!  You are indeed one of the greatest artists in the history of comic strips, and for that you’ve gained a kind of immortality!

  5. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Even yesterday’s purported last strip was actually a rerun from 2007.
    In a comment on Saturday, Richard Thompson told us that the last strip would be a rerun.

    @Richard Thompson
    We thank you for your art and wit, sir.

  6. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago


    Don’t care – they worth it!

    No matter how many re-runs, I will never feel cheated by this guy.
    (But thank you for your courteous silence. It was kindly meant)

  7. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmm. This strip looks like it has some potential. I think I’ll check it out.

  8. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago


    This is one of the best strips ON THE PLANET. Second only to BAD MACHINERY (not on go comics).

  9. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    Back to day 1. I’ve read the entire series here a couple of times and it never gets tiring. People who haven’t read it from the start are in for a treat.

  10. Bontebok

    Bontebok said, over 3 years ago

    As I’ve stated before, I came to Cul de Sac late, about two years ago. It immediately became one of the favorite strips in our family. I’m looking forward with great anticipation to following it from the beginning. Thank you Mr. Thompson for all you’ve done to brighten our days. Best wishes to you and yours.

  11. gilbert09

    gilbert09 said, over 3 years ago

    I found Cul-de-Sac earlier this year when the strip was done by guest artists. One of them was Stephen Pastis. In the comments of his strip (Pearls Before Swine) there was an explanation of why guest artists were doing this strip……I checked it out and have read it every day since then……..So, for me, this is all new. Best wishes to you Richard.

  12. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, over 3 years ago

    what’s happening for Cul de Sac…?

  13. Vince M

    Vince M said, over 3 years ago


    Oh, I know it’s been all reruns lately, since I have the first two collection books…but reading them here has still been a bright spot in my day (and will continue to be – thank you!)

  14. einarbt7

    einarbt7 said, over 3 years ago

    Go Dill.

  15. cjl-3

    cjl-3 said, over 3 years ago

    Exactly the same for me. As a new reader, I am glad to see these early strips. It is sad to hear that this is all there will be, though.

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