Cartoonist Richard Thompson, the artist behind Poor Richard’s Almanack, Cul-de-Sac and many other wonderful comics, has passed away from the effects on his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
A more talented, kind and wonderful person could not be imagined.
Thompson won the Rueben Award for his work, and was diagnosed in 2009, and continued to work until he was forced to retire his strip in 2012. He continued to inspire those who knew him and his work however.
My condolences to his friends and family.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.