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News Around the Kingdom: Panel Discussions on Cartooning

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“Cartooning and Our Culture,” a special panel celebrating 100 years of comic strip creation and history hosted by King Features Syndicate and the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), is scheduled at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on Friday, May 22nd at 11A.M. Moderated by King Features Syndicate editor Brendan Burford, the panel will feature Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Brian Walker (Hi and Lois), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange), Ray Billingsley (Curtis), and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Peters (Mother Goose & Grimm).

Congratulations to Derek Desierto, winner of the 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship! The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is an annual award established in memory of Jay Kennedy, the late King Features comics editor, and administered by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation. Congratulations, Derek!

In other news …

Did you see “Intelligent Life” on BuzzFeed? Check it out here. David Reddick has been celebrating “Star Wars” all week in “Intelligent Life” and on his blog!   


Sandra Bell-Lundy (“Between Friends”) will be participating in two panel discussions, “What Do Women Want?: Writing for a Female Audience” and “Do Women of a Certain Age Read Comics?” tomorrow at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

John Rose (“Barney Google and Snuffy Smith”) shows his appreciation for educators in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week

“Beetle Bailey” is immortalized in bronze on the University of Missouri camps.

Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) talks about live studio audiences, town criers, prohibited dancing and the comfort of thrones in this week’s collection of “Bizarro” cartoons

Jonathan Mahood (Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog”) shares a rough sketch of Skip’s game face.

Skip in
Skip in "Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog" comic

Brian Walker shares a throwback “Hi & Lois” Sunday comic

Jim O’Keefe posts some behind-the-scenes “Sally Forth” script references

Finally, GRIN & BEAR IT, the daily and Sunday comic panel by cartoonist Fred Wagner, will no longer be available on The last daily release was May 2 and the final Sunday release was May 3, 2015.

Thank you for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom.

See you again next Friday!

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