Updated on 16 October, 2021
Cul De Sac is an American comic series created by Richard Thompson. It was originally distributed by Universal Press Syndicate/ Universal Uclick to over 150 international newspapers in 2021 to over 250 countries worldwide. The comic book started as a weekly comic book released monthly and was cancelled after the third season due to lack of support from advertisers. However, it was re-introduced as a digital first in May of 2021 with a new "CCS" logo, which gave it an extended run in digital format for its fifth season.
Cul De Sac is set in a small farming village named Septotruck. The majority of the comic is focused on the lives of the farmer, his wife, their son, and his best friend, Lad, who happens to be the son's best friend. The other major players in the village are Lad's uncle, Harry, and his wife, Pamela. In each issue of Cul De Sac, there is usually a brief story introducing the main character and some background on the others. Each of these short stories are called a Novelette.
In the first year of the comic, named sepotruck, the owner of the farm, Harry, decides to get away from home, traveling to Mexico. On his way, he meets a young woman by the name of Ariel. Shortly after this meeting, they fall in love and become partners in marriage. However, things do not go as planned and Harry develops a serious case of amnesia and is unable to recall much of the trip. He returns to Sepotruck to tell everyone of his sad experience, but things take an even more drastic turn when his older brother, Orlando, arrives in town and begins to abuse the powers of magic.
With the help of his newly discovered abilities, Harry must use his newly acquired skills to battle Orlando's diabolical schemes and save the beautiful Ariel from her abusive stepmother, Flora. The comic strip begins to appear weekly, and is later made into a series of full-length movies. The first film, Don't Take Me Home, won seven Academy Awards and was widely considered one of the greatest films of all time. It spawned several more sequels, including the remake of Don't Take Me Home and the Disney film version.
Cul De Sac has also inspired a number of feature length animated shorts. Two of the earliest shorts to feature Cul De Sac and the town of Cul De Sac are the animated shorts Don't Take Me Home and Mulch. Both of these shorts were later made into feature length films. Both of these shorts have achieved critical acclaim and received wide acclaim in the world of film and animation.
In the late nineteen eighties, there was an animated series entitled Cleopatra and David. The series was based on the life of Cleopatra, as told by her famous statue. The comic strips centered around David and his adventures as well. David's friends included his cousin Paris and his best friend Armand.
The most well known Cul De Sac character is Madeline Otterloop, who is well known as the voice of "Cul De Sac". She is a vivacious woman who loves her job as a cashier at Cul De Sac. She is shown shopping frequently, and has a love for exotic items that often make her happy. The strip often shows her shopping trends, which are often outrageously different from other strips at the time. For example, she usually only buys things for her home when they are out of season. She always seems to have a great deal of trouble finding the season's items.
Although many people have only seen Madeline Otterloop's voice in the pre-school version of the comic strip, she actually did have several feature roles throughout the years. Most notable is her starring role as the spoiled pre-school girl in the first episode of the animated shorts. Other notable appearances include appearing in the fourth and fifth seasons as the mother of Cleopatra in the latter episode, and as the owner of the club in the eighth season. Both versions of the pre-school girl and the owner of the club are shown as characters that are very similar to the Madeline Otterloop character.