Richard Thompson ends Cul de Sac comic strip
Cartoonist Richard Thompson, who was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease in 2009, will end his acclaimed comic strip Cul de Sac next month, The Washington Post reports. The announcement was made this morning by his syndicate Universal Uclick.
The last year has been a struggle for Richard, the syndicate said in a letter to client newspapers. Parkinsons disease, first diagnosed in 2009, has so weakened him that he is unable to meet the demands of a comic strip. For a time, he worked with another artist, but the deadlines became too much of a task. The final comic strip will appear Sept. 23.
Thompson, who received the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, explained in a statement that, At first it didnt affect my drawing, but thats gradually changed. Last winter, I got an... [via Comic Book Resources]
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