I’m pretty bummed out about this news from Richard Thompson, creator of Cul de Sac.

…with this San Diego Funfest looming I feel obliged to go a little public. For the last year or so I’ve noticed a few odd symptoms; shakiness, hoarseness, silly walks, random clumsiness and the like. So the other day I went to see a neurologist and, after having me me jump through hoops, stand on my head and juggle chain saws, he said I’ve got Parkinson’s. It’s a pain in the fundament and it slows me down, but it hasn’t really affected my drawing hand at all and it’s treatable . And it could be a useful ploy in my ever-losing battle against deadlines.

If you haven’t been reading Cul de Sac, then you are really missing out on a great comic strip.  We’re going to be sending positive thoughts Richard’s way.

via Richard Thompson

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  1. July 17, 2009 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    Best wishes.

    My father’s had Parkinson’s for four years. It’s a challenging malady, and the best way to overcome it is keeping your mind alert while doing things you love. Sounds cheesy, but it’s absolutely true.

    Sounds like he’s got absolutely the right attitude. That’s a great start!

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