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Thompson, Richard 1957-2016

Overview
Works: 35 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 2,316 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Poetry  History  Comics (Graphic works)  Graphic novels  Fiction  Humorous comics  Humor  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PN6727.T486, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Thompson
American history, fresh squeezed! : 41 thirst-for-knowledge-quenching poems by Carol Diggory Shields( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems on such important events in the history of the United States as the Pilgrims' landing in Massachusetts, the Louisiana Purchase, the Civil War, Seward's Folly, the San Francisco earthquake, and more
Science, fresh squeezed! : 41 thirst-for-knowledge-quenching poems by Carol Diggory Shields( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems on such scientific topics as fossils, clones, the periodic table, inertia, and more
Cul de sac golden treasury : a keepsake garland of classics by Richard Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of "Cul de Sac" comic strips, following the suburban life of preschooler Alice Otterloop
The Mighty Alice : a Cul de Sac collection by Richard Thompson( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines the cartoonist's imaginative watercolor illustrations with acerbic observations about suburban life as experienced by precocious preschooler, Alice Otterloop
Mighty Alice goes round and round : a Cul de Sac book by Richard Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cul de Sac chronicles the absurdly wonderful adventures of the Otterloop family. Alice, Petey, Mom, and Dad live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Here, and at school, their day-to-day life unfolds with simple joys, tiny infractions, and wonderful moments of gentle bliss. In this specially curated collection for kids, the quirky world of Cul de Sac comes to life for a new audience"--Publisher's web site
Children at play : a cul de sac cartoon collection by Richard Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being a four-year-old is hard! Shopping malls and insane traffic systems set the scene for the storylines and adventures of Alice and her Blisshaven Preschool classmates in "Children at Play."
Cul de sac by Richard Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I hope you enjoy Cul de Sac as much as I do. I think you're in for a real treat. --Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, 2008One of the five best features in any newspaper, period. --The Comics ReporterOne of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is stand-alone delight. --The Onion ... it really seems like the inheritor of 'Calvin and Hobbes.' --Art SpiegelmanI can't say enough in his favor, so much is my admiration for his work. --Pat OliphantMore than half of our nation's population resides in the 'burbs. Knowingly, Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac follows the antics of four-year-old Alice Otterloop as she navigates her way through life at Blisshaven Preschool, the scene of [her] daily toil. Suburbanites across the nation will easily recognize the quirks and conundrums associated with house-lined streets, sidewalk canvases, and magnetified refrigerator art. Instructed by the proper Miss Bliss, Alice regularly has issues with taking a nap, speaking out of turn, and remembering what a triangle looks like. Helping her through life's ups and downs are her eight-year-old brother Petey, Dad (a.k.a. Peter), and Mom (a.k.a. Madeline), as well as Mr. Danders, the preschool's pompously pedantic guinea pig. This is the strip's first book collection incorporating more than a year's worth of strips dating back to the cartoon's 2007 debut. Thompson has received critical praise for doing a masterful job of commenting on social issues while entertaining in a freshly amusing and unexpected way
Shapes & colors : a cul de sac collection by Richard Thompson( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac follows the antics of four-year-old Alice Otterloop as she navigates her way through her suburban town and life's ups and downs at Blisshaven Preschool. More than half of our nation's population resides in the burbs, and suburbanites everywhere will easily recognize Cul de Sac's tree-lined streets, big-box retail stores, and kiddy crunchy cereals, along with the revealing backseat conversations between Alice and her brother.Thompson's paintbrush captures humorously poignant and reflectively thoughtful watercolor scenes that offer commentary on life and how we choose to live it. Appearing in more than 100 newspapers, Cul de Sac has garnered Thompson critical praise from both the National Cartoonists Society and the Society of Illustrators
Team Cul De Sac : cartoonists draw the line at Parkinson's( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Richard Thompson, creator of the cartoon strip Cul de Sac, learned that he had Parkinson's disease, the entire cartoon community was moved. Chris Sparks, friend of and webmaster for Richard, came up with the idea of joining the Team Fox effort. Having read two of Michael J. Fox's books, he knew about the foundation, which made him think of creating a Team Cul de Sac to honor Richard and to raise money for and awareness about PD. He began the quest to create a book that contributors would donate their original art to be included in the book and to be auctioned off later. All of the auction's and a portion of the book's profits will be donated to Team Fox
The complete Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cul de Sac began newspaper syndication in September 2007 and ended in September 2012, when creator Richard Thompson retired to focus on treatment for Parkinson's disease. All the published cartoons are gathered here, plus there are selections of Richard Thompson's pre-syndication Cul de Sac watercolored Sundays
Mighty Alice goes round and round by Richard Thompson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cul de Sac chronicles the absurdly wonderful adventures of the Otterloop family. Alice, Petey, Mom, and Dad live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Here, and at school, their day-to-day life unfolds with simple joys, tiny infractions, and wonderful moments of gentle bliss
The complete Cul de sac by Richard Thompson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cul de Sac began newspaper syndication in September 2007 and ended in September 2012, when creator Richard Thompson retired to focus on treatment for Parkinson's disease. In its too-short time on the comics page, Cul de Sac garnered an avid fan base, a Reuben and a Harvey Award, and remarkable admiration from the cartooning community. In tribute to the strip, all the cartoons that were ever published are gathered here and as a bonus, there are selections of Richard Thompson's pre-syndication Cul de Sac watercolored Sundays. & emsp;If you haven't discovered Richard Thompson's wonderful Cul de Sac comic strip, you are in for a real treat. Cul de Sac is noted not only for its humor and intelligence, but also for creator Richard Thompson's fun, imaginative watercolor artwork. Thompson's drawings, along with his pitch-perfect timing and gentle humor, made the cartoon an instant classic. Cul de Sac is brought to life through manhole-dancing Alice Otterloop, a curious four-year-old who discovers life's ups and downs in suburbia. Along with her Blisshaven Preschool classmates, Alice charms fans of all ages with her escapades. From crafting projects in a cloud of glitter and glue or just trying to comprehend a completely incomprehensible world, Alice is a creature of pure and indomitable will, an irresistible force. & emsp;Alice describes her father's car as a Honda-Tonka Cuisinart and talks to the class guinea pig, Mr. Danders. Alice is joined by her family: her older brother Petey who is intent on being the King of the Picky Eaters; her dad, who's the Assistant Director of Pamphlets at the U.S. Department of Consumption, Office of Consumer Complaints; and her mom, who is capable of doing a million things simultaneously, about five of them well. & emsp;This library of cartoons and art will both delight longtime fans and provide a fantastic introduction to new readers. & emsp;Includes an introduction by Art Spiegelman
Holy tango of literature by Francis Heaney( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection mimicking the great writers of literary history, with each writer's name rearranged as a title, creating the subject for a parody rendered in the author's style
Richard's poor almanac : twelve months of misinformation in handy cartoon form by Richard Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Cul de sac by Richard Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeux d'enfants by Richard Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sortie de secours by Richard Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Otterloop, 4 ans, est une petite fille comme les autres, qui vit dans un quartier résidentiel paisible avec sa famille. Avec ses amis Beni et Dill, son grand frère Petey et ses camarades de la maternelle, elle adore faire de nouvelles expériences. Strip familial enfantin dans la grande tradition américaine des Peanuts
Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cartoon crier( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cul de sac by Richard Thompson( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American history, fresh squeezed! : 41 thirst-for-knowledge-quenching poems
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Science, fresh squeezed! : 41 thirst-for-knowledge-quenching poemsCul de sac golden treasury : a keepsake garland of classicsChildren at play : a cul de sac cartoon collectionCul de sacShapes & colors : a cul de sac collectionHoly tango of literatureRichard's poor almanac : twelve months of misinformation in handy cartoon form
Alternative Names
Richard Thompson Amerikaans striptekenaar

Richard Thompson US-amerikanischer Comiczeichner

Thompson, Richard, 1957-

Ричард Томпсон

ريتشارد تومسون

ریچارد تامپسون

リチャード・トンプソン

Languages
English (52)

French (8)