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Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's Hardcover – June 5, 2012
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"Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists Draw The Line At Parkinson's"
Edited by Chris Sparks
(Andrews McMeel, 2012)
Cartoonist Richard Thompson is the creator of the daily news strip, "Cul De Sac," a delightfully loopy series that is the creative heir to "Dennis The Menace," "Little Lulu," "Peanuts" and "Calvin & Hobbs," a cartoon centered in the world of children that rings both weird and true at the same time. The strip debuted in 2004 and has gained popularity for its wit, intelligence and celebratory chaos.
A few years ago, Thompson was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and recently (in 2012) took time off his daily duties to seek treatment for the illness. Thompson's high standing in the creative world has led to this book, which is both an homage to his work and a benefit for the Michael J. Fox foundation, which is researching a cure for Parkinson's. Dozens of cartoonists from various creative and professional strata have contributed their work, each putting their own spin on the Cul de Sac characters. It's a fun book - highlights include a painting from Thompson's patron saint, Bill Watterson (a portrait of Petey Otterloop) as well as numerous mash-ups of Cul De Sac and other strips. Fans will find a lot to enjoy here - Thompson's humor translates well in the hands of others, and the appeal and universality of his characters becomes plain when we see them through the eyes of the many members of Team Cul De Sac. Recommended! (DJ Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain childrens' book reviews)
I think this would be a fun book for people who are fans of the original strip.
I don't regret buying it, though...Parkinson's sucks and I'm in favor of fundraising efforts!
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This was a fund raiser for finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease and contains a variety of Team Cul De Sac cartoons by other cartoonists. A quick read for a good cause.Published 6 months ago by William Carpenter
I enjoyed the opportunity to see how other cartoonists portrayed the Cul de Sac characters. I am an amateur artists, so seeing familiar characters drawn or painted using different... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
We miss you, Richard Thompson. I still re-read your collections!Published 18 months ago by Larry in Durango
this book is for the cul de sac foundation that raises money for Alzheimer research. its an interesting concept; having other artists interpret the cartoons characters of Cul de... Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by armenious
The people involved are awesome and honoring a truly amazing artist, Richard Thompson. Can't wait for the next book...The Art of Richard Thompson. You will be amazed.Published on February 17, 2014 by Bono Mitchell
It's always nice to see others take on someones style. And this is for a good cause, too - Parkinson's research.Published on August 11, 2013 by Thomas W. Myers
There really aren't words to describe what a bountiful, blessed, treasure Chris Sparks has created in his "ode" to Richard Thompson with personal sentiments by contributing... Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by LaVerne Love