The Mighty Alice Paperback – May 8 2012
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About the Author
Richard Thompson is the creator of Cul de Sac and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, and The New Yorker. He announced in 2009 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and has since rallied other cartoonists and illustrators to contribute to the Team Cul de Sac project to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. In September 2012, Thompson retired from creating Cul de Sac.
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The Mighty Alice: A Cul de Sac Collection"
Written & Illustrated by Richard Thompson
(Andrew McMeel Books, 2012)
The ecstatic joy of having a new "Cul de Sac" collection come out is only slightly tempered by the sad news that the strip's creator, the brilliant cartoonist Richard Thompson, has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. How and if this will affect his work is unknown, but I think I speak for many fans when I say our thoughts and prayers are with him. (BTW - not to be daunted, Thompson has rounded up many of his fellow artists to create the comicbook jam, Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's, a benefit fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox foundation, due out in June, 2012.)
Anyway, back to the new book. This is the third collection of the Cul de Sac cartoon strip, a hilarious, multi-layered, witty cartoon centered on the four-year old Alice Otterloop, an odd little girl who has a lot in common with Calvin, Dennis and Little Lulu. If you like intelligent, kooky cartoons (particularly classics such as "Calvin & Hobbes" and "Peanuts") then this book is for you. My kid and I read them together and quote some of the gags to each other for weeks afterwards... Like, look out for the Uh-Oh Baby!! Pick this book up and you won't be disappointed. I promise. (Daddy Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain children's book reviews)