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Richard Thompson (1957-2016) was an American illustrator and cartoonist best known for his syndicated comic strip Cul de Sac and the illustrated poem "Make the Pie Higher." Thompson's illustrations appeared in U.S. News & World Report, The New Yorker, Air & Space/Smithsonian, National Geographic,The Atlantic Monthly, and The Washington Post. He was given the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year for 2010.