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 humour and intelligence, but also for creator Richard Thompson’s fun, imaginative watercolour artwork. 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. 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.
This library of cartoons and art will both delight long-time fans and provide a fantastic introduction to new readers.
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