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6Pre­pare to laugh til your gills ache as Sponge­Bob SquarePants the Movie: Sponge Out of Wa­ter hits the­aters. If you’d rather not be trapped in room with dozens of shriek­ing chil­dren, opt for the Wa­chowskis’ sci-fi spec­ta­cle Jupiter Duck out of the Bel­gian win­ter weather and check out An­ima in Brussels, with tons of films and a spe­cial stop-mo­tion ex­hi­bi­tion. (an­i­matv.be) Happy Valen­tine’s Day! se­cret ad­mirer. XOXO

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Any fan of the comic-strip medium could eas­ily stop read­ing this re­view after re­al­iz­ing there is a book out there about Richard Thomp­son ( Cul de Sac, Richard’s Poor Al­manac) co-au­thored by Calvin and Hobbes cre­ator Bill Wat­ter­son. But, just in case, we’ll add that this com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion takes read­ers along Thomp­son’s artis­tic rise with beau­ti­ful ex­am­ple pieces rang­ing from his work for his col­lege news­pa­per to The New Yorker car­i­ca­tures and, fi­nally, to his de­servedly ac­claimed strips. A true car­toon­ist’s car­toon­ist, Thomp­son’s ca­reer — trag­i­cally cut short by the on­set of Parkin­son’s dis­ease — is warmly cel­e­brated by the au­thors and con­trib­u­tors through witty, in­sight­ful in­ter­views and bi­o­graph­i­cal tid­bits from Thomp­son and his con­tem­po­raries pep­pered through­out. This is a dy­namic and well pre­sented ret­ro­spec­tive on a liv­ing legend. We can also rec­om­mend Team Cul de Sac: Car­toon­ists Draw the Line at Parkin­son’s, edited by coau­thor Chris Sparks (2012, $29.99), and last year’s The Com­plete Cul de Sac slip­case col­lec­tion ($75), both also from An­drews McMeel.

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