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Is ‘Cul de Sac’ creator Richard Thompson the last, best hope for the American comics page?

Is ‘Cul de Sac’ creator Richard Thompson the last, best hope for the American comics page?

On May 28 in Boston, Thompson will learn whether he has won the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for cartoonist of the year. It is his second straight nomination for a strip that was syndicated almost four years ago. “Cul de Sac” is carried by nearly 150 newspapers, including The Washington Post, where it began. It has spawned four books, a handful of animated shorts — and legions of fans.

 

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