Cul de Sac (5/13/10)

I’m thoroughly taken with this week’s Cul de Sac storyline, which dwells on a grade school student and his quest for the mythical “fountain of age.” The opposite of the “fountain of youth,” this talisman grants wisdom, maturity, and…um…age to whomever drinks from it. The manic, possibly imaginary, child who seeks it hopes that, as an adult, he will be taken seriously by other adults. It’s a charming idea, not least of all because of the fanciful notion that adults treat one another with respect.

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2 Responses to “Cul de Sac (5/13/10)”

  1. JoshM. Says:

    Richard Thompson does have that rare talent for presenting the experiences, the realities, the peculiarities of childhood. I’m always thoroughly taken by his work.

    Love this blog, too! Keep up the good work.

    • Dixon Galvez-Searle Says:

      Reading Cul de Sac is one of the real pleasures of the comics page for me. It’s fresh and inventive and wonderfully expressive in both its art and its writing. And thanks for the kind note on the blog. I’m glad you enjoy!

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