Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson is having quite the summer! In addition to the world premiere of his Cul de Sac play, which runs June 3-12 in Arlington, Va., Picture This Press has just announced that it will publish a new series of collections called the Richard Thompson Library, which will highlight the wide variety of Thompson's work.
The first volume, "The Incompleat Art of "Why Things Are,'" is set to release this summer and will feature hundreds of Thompson's illustrations that originally accompanied Joel Achenbach's Washington Post column, "Why Things Are," in the early "÷90s.
The second volume in the series will be an expanded reprint of "Compleating Cul de Sac," with new art and interviews with Thompson. All profits from "Compleating Cul de Sac" will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. (Thompson announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease shortly before his retirement from cartooning in 2012.)
A third planned volume in the Richard Thompson Library will focus on Thompson's caricatures. Several additional volumes are in the early stages of development.
For more information about the Richard Thompson Library, read the newsletter from Picture This Press.
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