Cul de Sac Golden Treasury: A Keepsake Garland of Classics

Cul de Sac Golden Treasury: A Keepsake Garland of Classics

4.5 2
by Richard Thompson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Cartoonists are passionate about Richard Thompson's work, and his is the only cartoon to be endorsed by Bill Watterson.

The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury is a hilarious and beautiful omnibus of cartoonist Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac comic strips, bringing together strips from the first collection, Cul de Sac, and the 2009 collection,

Overview

Cartoonists are passionate about Richard Thompson's work, and his is the only cartoon to be endorsed by Bill Watterson.

The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury is a hilarious and beautiful omnibus of cartoonist Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac comic strips, bringing together strips from the first collection, Cul de Sac, and the 2009 collection, Children at Play.

A lighthearted look at the suburban life of precocious preschooler Alice Otterloop, Cul de Sac is noted not only for its humor and intelligence, but also for Thompson's fun, imaginative watercolor artwork. Thompson's work has attracted the praise of highly acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and Mo Willems (Sheep in the Big City, Knuffle Bunny).

The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury will be a valued addition to the libraries of Cul de Sac fans and a fantastic introduction for readers new to this warm, wonderful comic strip.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
It isn't hard to see why Bill Watterson would appreciate Thompson's work (Watterson wrote the intro for a 2008 collection of Cul de Sac strips): they share a sensibility both immature and wise, ironic and humane, appreciating the oddities of children's thought processes without falling prey to sentimentality. This wonderfulomnibus collecting Thompson's earlier two books is a standout of whimsy and humor. While the strip, set in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, mostly concerns the daily frustrations and manias of preschooler Alice Otterloop, Thompson, like any good newspaper cartoonist, also throws in great supporting characters, like her agoraphobic older brother, Petey; Mr. Danders (a rather stuffy talking guinea pig, whom one suspects has a British accent); and Petey's possibly imaginary nemesis, Ernesto DeLeon. Thompson manages the neat feat of giving these children words and wisdom beyond their years while still keeping them wholly childlike (in one excellent series, Alice feels a tantrum coming on and announces it to her class: "Beware! Today I am the bringer of misery and the child of chaos! Crayons melt at my gaze and juice boxes burst into steam!"). A sublime piece of work. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740791529
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
07/06/2010
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Thompson is the creator of Cul de Sac and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including U.S. News and World Report, National Geographic, and The New Yorker. He announced in 2009 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and has since rallied other cartoonists and illustrators to contribute to the Team Cul de Sac Project to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. In September 2012, Thompson retired from creating Cul de Sac.

Online

www.gocomics.com/culdesac/

richardspooralmanac.blogspot.com

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Cul de Sac Golden Treasury: A Keepsake Garland of Classics 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should totaly read this book. Its funny and can be realistic. This is a mmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuussssssssssssttttttttttt rrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaadddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (must read)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago