Team Cul De Sac Book for Parkinson’s
Over a year ago, Chris Sparks launched Team Cul De Sac, a fund-raising site for Parkinson’ Research and part of TeamFox, which is part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Chris is friends with Richard Thompson, of the syndicated comic Cul de Sac, and who also struggles with Parkinson’s Disease. As a fan of Richards work, and actually having met him at the Baltimore Comic Con in 2010, I really wanted to submit a piece. Seeing that awesome cartoonists like Bill Amend, Lynn Johnston, Danielle Corsetto, Brian Anderson and even the great Bill Watterson were also submitting their work… I was humbled and very aware of my odds to be accepted into the published book. However, at least my piece would be auctioned off to raise additional money, so I felt good about that.
I am VERY please to say that my piece WILL in fact be included in the book, along with the contributors on the list. You can pre-order the book here, so please consider this awesome deal. Not only do you get this wonderful collection of artists’ Cul de Sac renditions, but all proceeds will be going to people like Richard who has to cope with such a debilitating disease. It’s a win-win if you ask me.
Also, a congrats to friends Brian Anderson, Carolyn Belefski, Norm Feuti, Ed Held, D.M. Rolfe, and Lucas Turnbloom on being in the book with the rest of these wonderful cartoonists. In many cases, we are in the company of our own role models and childhood heroes.