Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for August 19, 2012


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    margueritem  over 6 years ago

    I’ll miss Mom…

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    lightningsnowstorm  over 6 years ago

    well, richard, will there be any new comics before the end?

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 6 years ago

    We’ll all miss the Otterloop family and their friends. (Seriously, Petey, what’s wrong with a waterproof backpack? Your comic books {for one thing} won’t get warped in humidity.)

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    unnormal  over 6 years ago

    Richard – Cul de Sac has been my favorite since discovering Go Comics. My late evenings will not be the same without your warmth and your humor.May you find comfort in your accomplishments and in your hopes for the future.We are most definitely going to miss you.

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    pouncingtiger  over 6 years ago

    Richard, are you eventually going to return like Michael J. Fox is to acting?

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    aciem88  over 6 years ago

    I read this with voices from Burger Bob’s cartoon: mom is mom; but the girl is the snarky one from that cartoon.

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    Feed Me Comics!  over 6 years ago

    We’ll also miss Alice’s gullible-ness

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    Sisyphos  over 6 years ago

    Madeline has a rare and wicked sense of humor!—Like Richard.But the children love her.—As we love Richard.Cul de Sac is one of those vey rare strips that is unique and irreplaceable.—As is Richard.Blessings be upon you, Mr. Thompson.

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    JoanHelen  over 6 years ago

    @ Richard Thompson, I will miss your strip but I understand why you have to do this. I have hade had friends with Parkinson’s and know what you are facing every day of your life. You are a very brave and talented man and thank you for keeping up the strip as long as you have. It must have been very difficult to do that. God Bless you and keep you and your family in peace and tranquility always.

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    scarbro  over 6 years ago

    Another great laugh, Richard. Incomparable characters and family dynamic. We’ll miss you. Fine interview the other day. Exciting that your creative process continues all the way through the creation of each strip.

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    Plods with Beer (did I mention beer?) Premium Member over 6 years ago

    @ Richard ThompsonThank you

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    eric stott  over 6 years ago

    Mrs Otterloop is a great mother

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    kenray2010  over 6 years ago

    Long live Queen RattleBasket!!! Fight, Richard, Fight!

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    PICTO  over 6 years ago

    Maybe Petey should chew his mom’s arm off…

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    Spooky D Cat  over 6 years ago

    Fabulous comic. Thank you so much for your work. There are things that enrich our lives and things that don’t. This comic has made my life a happier one.

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    vldazzle  over 6 years ago

    Yes, only Madeline and Richard could conceive of all the details about that backpack and lunchbox as well as draw the children and their reactions so well. We will enjoy it while we can.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 6 years ago

    “It hauled the complete works of Charles Dickens up Mount Everest…” in a Kindle. I only discovered this strip a few years ago. Sad to see it going.

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    kaecispopX  over 6 years ago

    Mr. Thompson,

    I am often behind in following events and news and only just learned of your affliction. I have enjoyed the quirkiness of your strip and the insights you have shown from a child’s (Alice’s) point of view. You will be missed.I have and will be praying for you. Not exactly for healing, but that God’s will be done in you life in all things.

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    Ratbrat  over 6 years ago

    I just discovered this toon about six months ago and am a forever fan.God go with you Richard.

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    CoolHandNoob  over 6 years ago


    Thank you very much.

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    ottod Premium Member over 6 years ago

    @Richard: [Sigh!]

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    CrazyIrishOperaGirl  over 6 years ago

    I like Mom’s parenting methods. Getting ideas here for the possible future…

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    CrazyIrishOperaGirl  over 6 years ago

    Thank you Mr. Thompson for every blessing you have bestowed upon us little people by devoting your life to this blessed strip. We will miss you much! You ROCK! God bless. <3

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I read this strip everyday, but not always all the comments. My last comment was the other day before the news. It saddens me greatly! I LOVE THIS STRIP! It’s so sweet and innocent and just adorable! I gather gocomics after Sept. won’t even be re-running the strips?


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    kirbey  over 6 years ago

    I am so going to miss waking up and starting my morning with a smile or because of todays strip a laugh.I will miss you Richard and Cul de Sac


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    gosfreikempe  over 6 years ago

    @ Richard Thompson: Thank you for a weird but excellent comic. I wish you all the best. May I ask that you have the strip rerun from the beginning for us newbies, in a similar manner to “2 Cows and a Chicken?”

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    mariannezen  over 6 years ago

    sniff Thanks Richard for all the laughs. You really cheered up my day.

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    smakoge  over 6 years ago

    Mornings will not be the same without Bucket head kid.

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    lizmilner Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I, too, have just learned about your situation, Richard. Sad to see this wonderful slice of human nature go. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us. Stay strong, and never give up. God bless.

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    Gokie5  over 6 years ago

    I second all the above accolades to Richard.

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    snugharborman-catalog  over 6 years ago

    I’d always sort of hoped I would end before Cul de Sac would…

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 6 years ago

    @Richard Thompsoni discovered Cul de Sac when i discovered Gocomics. i will admit that tour comic was not at the top of my cue, and like Dry i don’t comment often, but it is one that i read every day. my cue is long, and i don’t always finish it, but i made sure earlu on that it was high enough that i did see it every day.i am so sorry that i some\how missed it when you started it, however long ago. is is a wonderful take on the world of childhood that i have over the years do good work.<L.if i may, i would like to ask you to have Gocomics rerun your strip,from the beginning. i think that if you did that it would certainly move up in my cue.and then you could check in from time to time and say HI to us.i think that would be a fine thing.

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    tgrfemme  over 6 years ago

    I too have a friend with Parkinson’s; I see how she suffers from it. She remains in my prayers, and I’ll keep you there too, Richard. Thank you so much for your work! It’s been a daily source of enjoyment for me, and as a long-time comics fan, I’ve always kept Cul de Sac on the same “level of wonderful comic strip” as Charles Schulz’s Peanuts. Like that strip, yours will always be close to my heart!

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    finnygirl Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Coming out of lurking to say how sad I am that this strip is ending. Many good wishes in the future for you, Richard Thompson!

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    einarbt7  over 6 years ago

    Fantastic comic, thank you for Cul de Sac.

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    Comic Minister  over 6 years ago

    When I first saw Mrs. Otterloop and Ms. Bliss I always thought they were wearing black lipgloss but I see now I see they don’t wear any lip makeup at all. You did good Mr. Thompson.

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    Ms.Tunafish  over 6 years ago

    Richard, you are a fabulous person! The disease is not the person—you are. Take the time you need to fight the disease, but save your art. Your art is in your brain and I hope you will let us still see and share it from time to time. Your brain and heart are steady even if your hand is sometimes wobbly…

    I love Alice and her frizzy hair (mine is frizzy, too.) and Petey with his internal life. I also love Skeeter (whom you let us use to fight West Nile Virus) and the marching tree reminding us to keep Arbor Day in our hearts all year. I feel like I know you personally. You and your art have touched our hearts and made us friends. Take care, dear friend!

    Ms. Tunafish in Takoma Park.

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    NutriDawg  over 6 years ago

    Thanks Richard. You brought many smiles to my life. Know you have done it well.

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