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News Around the Kingdom: -A BUNCH OF CHARACTERS

Hello, Royal Readers,

This week, SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist John Rose honors Dr. Seuss. Why? Well, you’ll just have to HOP on over to his blog to find out why…

Snuffy Smith and Dr. Seuss
Snuffy Smith and Dr. Seuss: Hop On Pop has always been a favorite!

 Brian Walker looks back into the archives in his “Timeline – 1961” series. Part 2.  In HI AND LOIS, he presents example of how Mort Walker and Dik Browne continued to explore many facets of Trixie’s imagination.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 21, 1961.
Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 21, 1961.

In BEETLE BAILEY, Brian’s “Timeline – 1961,  Part 2” offers a look at Cosmo, a wheeler-dealer character Mort Walker reveals was modeled after William Holden in the movie, "Stalag 17."

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, April 9, 1961.
Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, April 9, 1961.

INTELLIGENT LIFE cartoonist David Reddick shares some cool in-progress character drawings from his Sketchbook, one of which was done on his iPhone (how geekish of him!) and a couple that are slated for upcoming strips.

FUNKY WINKERBEAN (and CRANKSHAFT) cartoonist Tom Batiuk...

Funky Winkerbean - Old House
Funky Winkerbean - Old House

... takes us behind the scenes in a post he titles “Secret Sauce” to show how jogging past an old house can jog a cartoonist’s imagination and out of the creative process comes a sequence of upcoming FUNKY strips… 

Old House in Funky Winkerbean
Old House in Funky Winkerbean

And, last but not least, BIZARRO cartoonist Dan Piraro shares his thoughts on everything from heaven, peanuts and boxing to why Disney characters wear white gloves and the fact that so many young people today are not being taught how to write cursive any more. Check it out here.

Bizarro - the view in heaven
Bizarro - the view in heaven

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

Have a great week and see you again next Friday!

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