The Mighty Alice: A Cul de Sac Collection

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

Cul de Sac is a lighthearted comic strip about the suburban life of a precocious preschooler named Alice Otterloop. Richard Thompson's wonderful watercolor and fun, imaginative drawings have garnered the attention of highly acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Watterson and Mo Willems, who have each ...

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Overview

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

Cul de Sac is a lighthearted comic strip about the suburban life of a precocious preschooler named Alice Otterloop. Richard Thompson's wonderful watercolor and fun, imaginative drawings have garnered the attention of highly acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Watterson and Mo Willems, who have each written a foreword for his first two collections.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This fifth collection from the newspaper strip Cul de Sac continues the adventures of four-year-old Alice Otterloop as she copes with preschool, her grandma’s dog Big Shirley, the threat of volcanoes, and her neurotic older brother Petey. Especially playing against Petey’s glum inertia, Alice’s creative imagination sometimes makes things more intimidating than they are but also always much more cheerfully weird than anyone would have guessed—as when she and her friends speculate on what lives in the mountains of dirty snow in the back of a supermarket parking lot. Closer in spirit to Calvin and Hobbes than Peanuts, the strips actually work better here than in the daily paper, since it’s easier for readers to appreciate Alice’s zigzag, grandiose thinking as it moves through a week’s story arc. The results are both mind-boggling and laugh-out-loud funny. Thompson won the Reuben Award as cartoonist of the year in 2011, and he continues to be an insightful poet of the comics page. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449410223
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Series: Cul de Sac Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 465,406
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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 & 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

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