'Cul de Sac's' Richard Thompson Shares Some Personal News
If you're a true Richard Thompson fan, as I am, you read his "Cul de Sac" -- with all its warmth and gentleness and keenly observed sense of human nature -- and come to feel as if you know the man behind the artwork.
Fortunately, i've had the opportunity to get to know Richard -- a virtual homegrown talent of The Post -- and watch him in action, graceful with both a pen and a panel discussion. And he comes across with all the warmth and gentleness and sharply observed humor you would expect.
And so, in precisely that same winning manner, Thompson posts this today on his blog:
"For the last year or so I've noticed a few odd symptoms; shakiness, hoarseness, silly walks, random clumsiness and the like. So the other day I went to see a neurologist and, after having me jump through hoops, stand on my head and juggle chain saws, he said I've got Parkinson's. It's a pain in the fundament and it slows me down, but it hasn't really affected my drawing hand at all and it's treatable. And it could be a useful ploy in my ever-losing battle against deadlines."
Fans of Thompson's no doubt wish him the best of luck and strength as he faces this news. Comic Riffs encourages you to go to his blog to read more.
(NOTE: Thompson will appear in two sessions at next week's San Diego Comic-Con.)
| July 16, 2009; 4:30 PM ET
Categories: General, San Diego Comic-Con
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