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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/17/2010

'CUL DE SAC' in action: Deftly, Richard Thompson is quick on the draw

By Michael Cavna

Forget Wonderland's Alice for a while. Today, our favorite three-dimensional Alice goes by the name Otterloop.

"Cul de Sac's" Reuben-nominated creator, RICHARD THOMPSON, recently turned his pen toward drawing a three-minute Alice (and company). And thankfully, someone turned a camera on Richard while he was doing it.

Comic Riffs is an unabashed fan of "artist-in-action" videos when, as a general rule, they manage to do three things. Namely: (1) they're in the 2- to 5-minute range; (2) a suitable music track (from tempo to tone) is piped in; and (3) there's very little more. Meaning: No pesky nattering interrupting the action. Just give us the precise-handed poetry in motion.

Richard Thompson goes 3-for-3. So if you're a "CdS" fan like us, feel free to sit back and enjoy:

By Michael Cavna  | March 17, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  The Comic Strip, The Video Shelf  | Tags:  Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson  
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Meanwhile, elsewhere on the Washington Post's website, the CdS Sunday strip for 13-Sep-2009 is still being offered as Richard Thompson's most "recent" artistic effort. I cannot think of a rational reason to send this excellent comic to Internet Purgatory for six months. Was it an editorial decision? A licensing dispute? Or simply incompetence in website programming?

Posted by: kilby | March 18, 2010 5:56 AM | Report abuse

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