Cartoonist Richard Thompson of Cul de Sac dies at 58.

A Cartoonist Remembers His Hero, Cul de Sac’s Richard Thompson

A Cartoonist Remembers His Hero, Cul de Sac’s Richard Thompson

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July 28 2016 11:00 AM

A Cartoonist Remembers His Hero, Cul de Sac’s Richard Thompson

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John Martz

Richard Thompson, the cartoonist who created the comic strip Cul de Sac and whose work was featured for years in the Washington Post Magazine, died Wednesday at the age of 58 of complications from Parkinson's disease. Cartoonist John Martz drew this appreciation.

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John Martz is an Eisner-nominated and Ignatz-winning cartoonist in Toronto. He is the author of the kids' graphic novel Burt’s Way Home.