Richard Thompson has decided to end Cul de Sac due to his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. September 23, 2012 will be the last day the fan popular strip will see print.
The last year has been a struggle for Richard. Parkinson’s disease, first diagnosed in 2009, has so weakened him that he is unable to meet the demands of a comic strip. For a time, he worked with another artist, but the deadlines became too much of a task.