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News Around the Kingdom: National Hat Day!

Greetings Comics Royals!

Today is National Hat Day!  Our cartoon characters sure do love their hats!  Do you have a favorite hat?

Crankshaft wears his favorite hat
Crankshaft wears his favorite hat
Mallard wears his reporter's hat
Mallard wears his reporter's hat
Slylock Fox and friends wear their hats
Slylock Fox and friends wear their hats
The Phantom wears his Mr. Walker hat
Snuffy wears his usual hat
Snuffy and Lukey wear their hillbilly hats
Hagar and friends wear their horn and assorted hats
Hagar and friends wear their horn hats and other assorted headgear

In other news…

There’s a crossover happening today between “On the Fastrack” and “Dick Tracy”!  Last year “Dick Tracy” writer Mike Curtis invited Bill Holbrook (“On the Fastrack”) to do a crossover featuring their respective sleuths!  Bill says:

    “Last year Mike proposed a meeting between Tracy and “Fastrack’s” Dethany, who has an online alter-ego patterned after classic 1940s film noir detectives as she brings that sensibility to policing Internet wrongdoing.  We arranged for the two sleuths to meet in their respective strips on the same date.
    I hope the audience enjoys the result as much as we had bringing it to life!”

On the Fastrack featuring Dick Tracy
On the Fastrack featuring Dick Tracy

 

Dick Tracy featuring Dethany from On the Fastrack
Dick Tracy featuring Dethany from On the Fastrack

 Rina Piccolo (“Tina’s Groove”) has a speaking engagement coming up at the Grimsby Public Library in Ontario on February 4th, 2016!  Together with Paul Gilligan (“Pooch Café”) Rina will be giving a talk and presentation!   

Rina Piccolo will give a talk and presentation
Rina Piccolo will give a talk and presentation

John Rose (“Barney Google & Snuffy Smith”) is speaking to the New Market Historical Society on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Quality Inn in New Market, Virginia!  The event begins at 6:30.  After the crowd has a buffet dinner, dessert and coffee, Rose will speak about his career as a cartoonist, show samples of his work and then create drawings on a large tablet for the audience of the characters in his popular Snuffy Smith comic strip.  For more details call Caroll Douglas at 540-740-2740.

John Rose is the cartoonist of
John Rose will give a talk and presentation

 Finally, Dan Piraro ("Bizarro") explains the thought process behind his hilarious cartoons for the week!

Bizarro by Dan Piraro
Bizarro by Dan Piraro

Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom!

See you again next Friday!  Have a great week.

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