The Art of
Richard Thompson

  • Show Title:
    The Art of Richard Thompson
  • Artist:
    Richard Thompson
  • Date and Time:
    January 24th, 2015
  • Type:
    Presentation, Book Signing, Interview, Meet & Greet.
  • Author:
    Washington Post Cartoonist Nick Galifianakis

CLICK HERE! to join us for this very special book launch event. Pre-order your book, meet the author and get it signed and receive a limited edition complimentary Richard Thompson print.

Just want to Buy The Book: CLICK HERE

“The Cartoonist’s Cartoonist”. Join us January 24th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm for a special presentation, meet and greet, and book signing with the author of “The Art of Richard Thompson”, Nick Galifianakis, as he talks about his friend and genius cartoonist,  Richard Thompson.

“FIRST STOP – PIXAR! I just experienced one of the great privileges: kicking off the West Coast book tour by sharing The Art of Richard Thompson with the extraordinarily hospitable and talented folks at Pixar. The theater was packed, the questions were smart and the appreciation for Richard Thompson’s art was deep. The book sold out.” Author and Washington Post Cartoonist Nick Galifianakis

Coming to Center Stage Gallery Saturday Jan 24th. Huzzah!! 

12:30 – 1:00pm Networking
1:00 – 2:00 Presentation by Nick Galifianakis
2:00 – 2:30 Lunch Break Networking
2:30 – 3:00 Screen Documentary
3:00 – 3:30 Interview by Charles Solomon
3:30 – Open to the Public Book Signing with Stuart Ng Books

Richard Thompson is a genius illustrator and cartoonist most known for his comic strip Cul de Sac and the illustrated poem “Make the Pie Higher”.  He has received numerous awards for his illustrations including National Cartoonists Society’s Magazine and Book Illustration Award, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society, and many others Thompson’s illustrations have appeared in U.S. News & World Report, The New Yorker, Air & Space/Smithsonian, National Geographic and The Atlantic Monthly, and other notable publications.

“Very few cartoonists do so much, so well. Richard is a wonderful writer and one of the rare ones who can write truly unique, hilarious characters. He’s drawn incisive caricatures, lavish illustrations, and one of the most beautiful comic strips I’ve ever seen. And just when you think it couldn’t be better, sometimes he paints the stuff. Richard has the extra-deluxe, jumbo-size skill set. It’s an inspiring body of work.” ~Bill Watterson

Nick Galifianakis is an award winning American cartoonist and artist. Since 1997, he has drawn the cartoons for the nationally syndicated advice column, “Carolyn Hax,” named by Time magazine as America’s best advice column. He’s also illustrated a number of books and was nominated by the National Cartoonists Society for the 2006 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in the Newspaper Illustration category and in 2012 won the Reuben Award for Advertising Illustration. In 2010, he published the book, “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You.”

“Indeed, among those who “know,” it has long been considered a crime, even a sin, that a book featuring the breathtaking range of Richard Thompson’s work has not existed before now. That inexcusable absence is due mostly to the fact that Richard’s talent is in direct proportion to his stubborn unwillingness to self-promote. Quietly creating in the pre-dawn hours against a soundtrack of classical music in a tiny studio, while consuming food of decidedly negligible substance (usually from a bag or Styrofoam box), contented to measure himself artistically only against himself, has always meant more to Richard than publicly shouting, “Look at me!” ~Nick Galifianakis

NOTE: This event will repeat at the CTN animation eXpo this Nov 20-22, 2015.

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