Quiet Genius

There’s this comic strip, Cul-de-Sac, which is simply…wonderful. Because it’s weird and charming and doesn’t want to be anything more than it is, which is weird and charming. A guy named Richard Thompson writes it–not the guitarist–and his drawings are weird. And charming. And the whole thing is a bright spot on the comics page. (Props to “Pearls Before Swine” too.)

Turns out Mr. Thompson maintains a humble blog through blogspot. Guess what? It’s weird and charming.

Richards Poor Almanac

Congratulations, Mr. Thompson: you do good work. Please keep doing it.

About Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson has written over 50 plays, with works staged in Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Austin, Tampa, and other U.S. cities as well as in Canada and New Zealand. His works include: Waiting on Sean Flynn, Next of Kin, Farmhouse, Malaria, Shelter, Altered States of America, The Continuing Adventures of Mr. Grandamnus, Bluer Than Midnight, Bombardment, Dead of Winter, and Delusion of Darkness. In 2006, his bittersweet Lost Wavelengths was a mainstage selection at Portland Center Stage's JAW/West festival, and, in 2008, won the Oregon Book Award (he also was an OBA finalist in 1992 and 2002). In 1997, he won the inaugural Portland Civic Theatre Guild Fellowship for his play Turquoise and Obsidian. View all posts by Steve Patterson

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