This is what Bill Watterson has been up to
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Cul de Sac
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is a daily newspaper cartoon by DC-area artist Richard Thompson (previously
). In July of 2009, Thompson announced on his blog
that he had been diagnosed with Parkinsons's disease. Earlier this year, friends of Thompson launched Team Cul de Sac
, a fundraising project for Parkinson's research. The project has been accepting donations of artwork by cartoonists, to be published and sold in a book later this year. One recent donation to Team Cul de Sac is particularly noteworthy: a brand new painting by Bill Watterson
Watterson also wrote the introduction
to the first collection of Cul de Sac
comics. In it, he said of Petey Otterloop, the character in the painting: "I think my favorite character is Alice's older brother, Petey. A haunted, controlling milquetoast, he's surely one of the most neurotic kids to appear in comics."
(High-res of painting.