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News Around the Kingdom: Rina in Germany and More!

Happy Friday, Royal Readers!

Tina’s Groove cartoonist Rina Piccolo posted about her excitement to be headed to Germany for not one but TWO presentations.

Quirky Quarks: A Cartoon Guide to the Fascinating Realm of Physics
Quirky Quarks: A Cartoon Guide to the Fascinating Realm of Physics

 The first one on Sunday, Oct. 23, during Frankfurt at the world’s biggest book fair, had her live-drawing to mark the launch of the German edition of her co-authored book, Quirky Quarks: A Cartoon Guide to the Fascinating Realm of Physics (Springer, 2016). See more about it in an earlier blog post here:

http://tinasgroove.com/2016/04/07/a-peak-into-quirky-quarks/

From there, she heads south to Stuttgart to be part of a talk/presentation in the Buchhaus Wittwer, one of that city’s top ten-rated book stores. Throughout her travels, Rina plans to keep her journal close by and will share her sketches and scribbles on her social media channels. Check her out!

Speaking of Presentations…

If you’re planning to be near Roanoke, Va., this weekend, check this out: Barney Google & Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose will be a guest at the New River Community College Comic Con in Dublin, Virginia (just outside Roanoke) on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Click here for more information,

John Rose at a previous New River Community College Comic Con
John Rose at a previous New River Community College Comic Con

 A Look at How Creative Ideas Germinate

Between Friends cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy shares a behind-the-scenes look at her creative process in her blogpost, “Napkins, doodles and one of my loves.”

Sandra Bell-Lundy starts the creative process
Sandra Bell-Lundy starts the creative process

 Whimsical Series Continue

This week, Brian Walker continues his whimsical series. In Beetle Bailey, he looks back as “Sarge Dreams.” This time, the nighttime reverie of our favorite NCO is inspired by something other than food. Sarge has seen “The Sound of Music”…

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, June 4, 1967
Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, June 4, 1967

 In his “Fall Foliage” series in Hi and Lois, Brian points out that leaf peepers inspire the kids to entrepreneurial heights unimagined by the adults.

Hi and Lois Sunday page October 17, 2010
Hi and Lois Sunday page October 17, 2010

 

In other news…

Mutts cartoonist Patrick McDonnell was profiled in The Star-Ledger and on NJ.com this week with the publication of his new children’s book, "Tek The Modern Cave Boy" (Little, Brown and Company, $15.99) Read it here: http://bit.ly/2dPxbkP

Patrick McDonnell - Photo credit: Michael Keel
Patrick McDonnell - Photo credit: Michael Keel

Arctic Circle cartoonist Alex Hallett reports her new book, FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club, went live on Amazon last month. It’s an action-packed chapter book for kids 8-12.

FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club
FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club

Intelligent Life cartoonist David Reddick invites everyone to check out his Instagram for more sketches and stuff:  www.instagram.com/davidreddickstudio

Intelligent Life cartoonist David Reddick's Instagram
Intelligent Life cartoonist David Reddick's Instagram

Pajama Diaries cartoonist Terri Libenson gives a sneak preview of her new childen’s book, “Invisible Emmie,” from HarperCollins (for ages 8-12). It’s set to hit stores in May, 2017.

Invisible Emmie
Invisible Emmie

 

And last, but certainly not least, Dan Piraro posts his hilarious comics for the week.

 

Colonel Firmstool, the Bizarro mascot dog
Colonel Firmstool, the Bizarro mascot dog

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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