Profiled: Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac

The Washington Post has a great write-up of Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson about the genesis of his strip, his career and dealing with Parkinson’s Disease.

It was 2003, when Thompson’s younger daughter was preschool age. “I was just watching and thinking: This is a strange little place they’ve got going here,” Thompson recalls. “This single mom had a pretty good government job, dressing up every day, to go work on slightly more momentous things. Just then, the mom picked up one of those [plastic] hamster balls, and suddenly a real hamster popped out.”

The mother reared back and shrieked: “My God, it’s alive!”

In that moment, “Cul de Sac” was born.

Slideshow Gallery of Richard and his studio.

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