This is the first Cul de Sac collection from 2008, with more than a year's strips dating back to the strip's 2007 debut. Thompson is simply hilarious, it's a "read-out-loud" daily and Sunday page, the funniest thing I've read since Calvin and Hobbes (and Bill Watterson is a huge fan).
"...it really seems like the inheritor of 'Calvin and Hobbes.'" --Art Spiegelman
More 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.
"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, 2008
"One of the five best features in any newspaper, period." --The Comics Reporter
"One of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is stand-alone delight." --The Onion
"I can't say enough in his favor, so much is my admiration for his work." --Pat Oliphant
Other Richard Thompson titles available: Art of Richard Thompson, Complete Cul de Sac, Children At Play A Cul de Sac Collection.