I knew I loved Cul de Sac on Sept. 27, 2007, just a few weeks after it started at UU -- and a few months after I did. I mean ... Alice! How could you not fall in love?
Whenever anyone asked about my new job in comics, I'd always respond, "You've GOT to check out Cul de Sac! It's the best thing out there!"
In 2009, Richard Thompson announced that he has Parkinson's disease. On Friday, he announced that his last strip would run on Sept. 23.
And I'm just not quite ready to let it go.
Parkinson's disease is a jerk. There, I said it. I've served on the board of the National Parkinson Foundation -- Heartland Chapter for a couple years now, so I've seen a lot of the disease. In my expert opinion, Pd is just a real big jerkface. There is new research being done every day to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson's and cure the disease. Unfortunately, that doesn't change the fact that Cul de Sac's last day is so soon.
Before then, I would highly recommend going back through the archive. Read Richard's interviews with UU's John Glynn and the Washington Post's Michael Cavna. Check out the "Team Cul de Sac" book. And please help us fight Pd.