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Cul-De-Sac Launches Today

Richard Thompson’s Cul-De-Sac officially launches today. According to Universal Press, it launched with an above average number of papers (70) including the Detroit Free Press, the Boston Globe, the Portland Oregonian, the Houston Chronicle and the Toronto Star. It should be up on GoComics today, but I just checked and it’s not yet available.

Community Comments

#1 Mike Popp
@ 2:36 pm

This week, Cul-De-Sac replaced Red & Rover in the Boston Globe, and it replaced The Elderberries in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

#2 jonathan mahood
@ 3:18 pm

Congratulations on the launch Richard! I’ll be adding it to My Comics Page.

#3 Alex Hallatt
@ 4:23 pm

70 papers? Now that’s just showing off…

I am looking forward to a plethora of golf, beanstalk and guinea pig jokes, yay!

#4 Derek Johnson
@ 6:38 pm

If you go to the main comics page that lists all the comics both Cul-De-Sac and Eek! by Scott Nickel (also new today) are listed under new comics.

#5 Richard Thompson
@ 2:54 am

Thanks! Golf-playing, beanstalking guinea pig jokes, coming right up.

#6 brian
@ 4:31 am

Wow, I’m so looking forward to this strip. The art alone has me hooked not to mention the few strips I’ve seen so far are brilliant.

#7 Tom Heintjes
@ 6:49 am

I’m really, really excited about this strip and am so pleased it’s gotten off to a fast start. We put some “behind-the-scenes” goodies from Richard up on the Web site as part of our e-mail newsletter:

(Drop me an e-mail if you want to sign up for the Hogan’s Alley e-mail newsletter, BTW.)

#8 Norm Feuti
@ 7:11 am

Congratulations Richard! Cul-De-Sac looks great.

I would say “good luck,” but with a 70 paper launch it doesn’t look like you’re going to need it.

#9 Bill Mitchell
@ 8:43 am

Congratulations, Richard! You are an amazing talent and the strip is a wonder. You have earned, and deserve all the good fortune coming your way. Cheers!

#10 Rick
@ 9:33 am

Congratulations! Cul-De-Sac is a fine peice of cartoonig.

#11 Danny Burleson
@ 10:26 am

Wow! It looks great! Glad to hear it’s off to such a good start in the papers.

#12 ArgyleS
@ 12:54 pm

Congratulations Richard! 70 papers is a GREAT launch!

#13 Garey Mckee
@ 2:00 pm

Richard’s artwork is outstanding. It’s great to see such nice work whose visual style is integral to the subject matter.

#14 Mike Rhode
@ 7:23 pm

Where the heck was it in the Post? I thought they were picking it up?

#15 Scott Nickel
@ 7:25 am

Congratulations, Richard!

Cul-de-Sac is outstanding.


#16 Lisa Weaver
@ 8:50 am

I’ve looked for it in the Detroit Free Press every day since the annoucement. It does not appear to be available.

#17 Anne Hambrock
@ 9:17 am

A launch commitment does not guarantee print real estate for the comic. Many papers pick up comics and then stockpile them to run later or change their mind after a few months and not run the strip at all. The Free Press seems particularly prone to doing this.

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