One day Verne may just say the hell with all this and split for another strip. But who would have him?
Beetle Bailey? Verne would get fragged within a week.
Hagar? Vikings use turtles as flaming Death Frisbees
Pearls Before Swine? Rat and Pig would hold Verne while each of the Crocs takes a bite.
Girls in Apartment 3G? Verne would be arrested after being caught trying on their foundation garments.
Cul de Sac? Petey would suffocate Verne in his sleep. That strip’s not big enough for two neurotic dweebs.
Dilbert? Dogbert would sell Verne’s shell on E-bay.
For his own safety, I guess we’re stuck with him.
Bill Watterson, creator of “Calvin & Hobbes,” came out of retirement recently to paint the above portrait of Petey from the Richard Thompson’s great comic strip, “Cul de Sac.” The portrait is a donation to the Team Cul de Sac Project to raise money in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. Team Cul de Sac is soliciting original cartoon art that will be featured in a book published by Andrews & McMeel. For more info check out the Team Cul de Sac Website.
Bill certainly nailed Petey. A portrait of a boy on the verge of a lifetime in therapy.
Another nice RingTales Cud de Sac animation. I like Dill’s headgear. More at Babelgum.com.
Another cool RingTales Cul de Sac animation. I REALLY want to see this on TV. Don’t you? More on Babelgum.
Another nice RingTales Cul de Sac animation on Babelgum. I like the ending. But then again I’m a big fan of violence in cartoons.
Another RingTales Cul de Sac Animation. I think this is one of the best we’ve done yet. Great voice acting. Especially by Colette Jantze as Alice. Colette is the daughter of Michael Jantze, an excellent cartoonist and animator. He was also the creator of the wonderful comic strip, The Norm. Check out Mike’s animation work at Jantze Studios.
Another RingTales Cul de Sac animation. I just love this strip. And these animations. There’s just a warm, friendly charm about them. Richard Thompson has a way of making the Otterloop family as familiar as your own.
See more RingTales Cul de Sac animations on Babelcom.com.
Another terrific Cul de Sac animation from RingTales.
This should be a TV series. But where? Nick and Cartoon Network are so targeted that something with a wider reach like this is a tough sell. Sure kids 6-9 will like it. But I like it too. And it’s too soft for network. This wouldn’t survive 3 seconds on Fox. Stewy vs. Alice? Oh, the humanity!
Maybe some place like TNT or Discovery Kids. I’m open to ideas.
Meanwhile check out the creator of Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson’s, blog.
Cul de Sac is a wonderful relatively new comic by Richard Thompson that we’ve been fortunate enough to animate at RingTales. It’s like Peanuts before Snoopy started selling life insurance. It’s charming and poignant and really, really funny. We used a mix of children and adult actors to voice the kids. See if you can tell which is which.
There are five up so far. Just search Cul de Sac at babelgum.com