Shapes and Colors

Author: Richard Thompson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449401937
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac follows the antics of four-year-old Alice Otterloop as she navigates her way through her suburban town and life's ups and downs at Blisshaven Preschool. More than half of our nation's population resides in the burbs, and suburbanites everywhere will easily recognize Cul de Sac's tree-lined streets, big-box retail stores, and kiddy crunchy cereals, along with the revealing backseat conversations between Alice and her brother. Thompson's paintbrush captures humorously poignant and reflectively thoughtful watercolor scenes that offer commentary on life and how we choose to live it. Appearing in more than 100 newspapers, Cul de Sac has garnered Thompson critical praise from both the National Cartoonists Society and the Society of Illustrators.

Children at Play

Author: Richard Thompson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740798391
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Richard Thompson reminds us that being a 40-year-old isn't hard, but being a four-year-old is. His warm, welcoming reminders are wonderfully lighthearted and funny as he brings home Alice's life in a fun, new Cul de Sac collection. Alice and her Blisshaven Preschool classmates charm fans of all ages. Their adventures ring alarmingly true to parents of little ones, too. From doing projects in a whirlwind of crayons and markers to their nonstop chatter to trying to comprehend a completely incomprehensible world, Thompson's characters make Children at Play a must-read. The little boxes crammed together, the shopping malls, and the insane traffic systems set the scene for the storylines and adventures that only suburban life can provide. Thompson's witty dialogue meets comically unique drawings to make Cul de Sac a place worthy of visiting on a daily basis. "I thought the best newspaper comic strips were long gone, and I've never been happier to be wrong. Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac has it all--intelligence, gentle humor, a delightful way with words, and, most surprising of all, wonderful, wonderful drawings." --Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes

Team Cul de Sac

Author: Chris Sparks
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449419674
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When Richard Thompson, creator of the cartoon strip Cul de Sac, learned that he had Parkinson’s disease, the entire cartoon community was moved. From other cartoonists to fans, the urge to “do something” was overwhelming. Enter Chris Sparks, friend of and webmaster for Richard, who came up with the idea of joining the Team Fox effort. Having read two of Michael J. Fox’s books, he knew about the foundation, which made him think of creating a Team Cul de Sac to honor Richard and to raise money for and awareness about PD. He set up the team with the foundation and began the quest to create a book that contributors would donate their original art to be included in the book and to be auctioned off later. All of the auction’s and a portion of the book's profits will be donated to Team Fox. The response to Chris’s call for art has been impressive. From indie cartoonists to noted syndicated, editorial, and magazine cartoonists to graphic novel artists, illustrators, and sheer Cul de Sac fans, the assortment of cartoon styles paying homage to Cul de Sac and Richard Thompson in Team Cul de Sac is truly inspiring.

The Mighty Alice

Author: Richard Thompson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449410227
Format: PDF, ePub
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Combines the cartoonist's imaginative watercolor illustrations with acerbic observations about suburban life as experienced by precocious preschooler, Alice Otterloop.

Mighty Alice Goes Round and Round

Author: Richard Thompson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449438644
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Cul de Sac chronicles the absurdly wonderful adventures of the Otterloop family. Alice, Petey, Mom, and Dad live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Here, and at school, their day-to-day life unfolds with simple joys, tiny infractions, and wonderful moments of gentle bliss. In this specially curated collection for kids, the quirky world of Cul de Sac comes to life for a new audience. "One of the five best features in any newspaper, period." -The Comics Reporter ". . . (Thompson) produces one of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is standalone delight." -The Onion A.V. Club "I can't say enough in his favor, so much is my admiration for his work." -Pat Oliphant". . . much-needed jolt of energy to the daily newspaper. We have a real talent here." -Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes)

Kandinsky and Old Russia

Author: Peg Weiss
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300056478
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Vasilii Kandinsky, whom many consider to be the father of abstract painting, was also a trained ethnographer with an abiding interest in the folklore of Old Russia. In this provocative book, Peg Weiss provides an entirely new interpretation of Kandinsky's art by examining for the first time how this commitment to his ethnic Russian heritage influenced the painter's work throughout his career.

Richard s Poor Almanac

Author: Richard Thompson
Publisher: Emmis Books
ISBN: 9781578601844
Format: PDF
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Richard's Poor Almanac, inspired by seven years of weekly contributions to the "Washington Post," is Richard Thompson's omnium-gatherum of seasoned observations for all seasons ? indoors and out. Like the almanac we've all come to know and ignore, Richard's Poor Almanac is an annual compendium of weathered wisdom rendered in the more palatable form of cartooning.

Color Doppler 3D and 4D Ultrasound in Gynecology Infertility and Obstetrics

Author: Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
Publisher: JAYPEE BROTHERS PUBLISHERS
ISBN: 9350258390
Format: PDF, Docs
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Doody Rating: 3 stars: Over the last decade impressive improvements in computer and ultrasound technology have promoted a wide use of ultrasound in clinical practice. With the advent of color and power Doppler ultrasound, and more recently three- (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound, research expansion in the field of human reproduction, obstetrics and gynecologic oncology has occurred. Ultrasound has simplified guided techniques such as oocyte collection and breast biopsy, but has also become an important technique in the assessment of the follicular growth and endometrial development, as well as in evaluation of the uterine and ovarian perfusion. Significant studies have been made in the gynecological application of Doppler sonography and screening for ovarian and uterine malignancy. In obstetrics, Doppler sonography has allowed unprecedented insight in the pathophysiology of human fetal development. In a relatively short period of time, 3D and 4D ultrasound has proved to be a useful clinical tool in almost all sections of gynecology and obstetrics. In this book the authors explain the significance of each of the discussed subjects in an effective way, by integrating important and updated information and illustrative examples. The contributors of this edition have made significant improvements, included updated information and a few unique illustrations. Each chapter has been reviewed and revised to focus on the clinicians needs in ultrasound practice. The educational impact of the book is further enhanced by adding a manual for sonographers and physicians entitled Clinical Sonographic Pearls that was created for better organization of important clinical presentation-based information."

The Walworth Beauty

Author: Michèle Roberts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408883414
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the Booker-shortlisted author comes a sensuous, evocative novel exploring the lives of women in Victorian London, for fans of Sarah Waters, Emma Donoghue and Kate Atkinson 2011: When Madeleine loses her job as a lecturer, she decides to leave her riverside flat in cobbled Stew Lane, where history never feels far away, and move to Apricot Place. Yet here too, in this quiet Walworth cul-de-sac, she senses the past encroaching: a shifting in the atmosphere, a current of unseen life. 1851: and Joseph Benson has been employed by Henry Mayhew to help research his articles on the working classes. A family man with mouths to feed, Joseph is tasked with coaxing testimony from prostitutes. Roaming the Southwark streets, he is tempted by brothels' promises of pleasure – and as he struggles with his assignment, he seeks answers in Apricot Place, where the enigmatic Mrs Dulcimer runs a boarding house. As these entwined stories unfold, alive with the sensations of London past and present, the two eras brush against each other – a breath at Madeleine's neck, a voice in her head – the murmurs of ghosts echoing through time. Rendered in immediate, intoxicating prose, The Walworth Beauty is a haunting tale of desire and exploitation, isolation and loss, and the faltering search for human connection; this is Michèle Roberts at her masterful best.

Running Through the Sprinklers

Author: Bill Tucker
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1418492388
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Patriarch, Henry Bosworth and his sister, Katherine, look on with tolerance and amazement as the carnal and tempestuous relationships develop between Constantine Abernathy unkempt, irascible, and profane and Bessie Gatto widowed, buxom, and good-humored. Harold Fuller handsome, mild, and naive and Bessie Owens divorced, sexy, and restless. The seventh member of this loosely knit family is Mamie's sixteen year old daughter, Lena whose ambition is to become a stripper in a Bourbon Street skin show. Helping to stir this family pot is Buster Bosworth, brother to Henry and Katherine, a sometime visitor, and part-time lunatic. This is a story, profane and humorous, of initial failure, frustration, unhappiness, and lunacy transformed into success, satisfaction, marital bliss, and sanity.