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News Around the Kingdom: AN AWARD, A GAL'S NITE OUT AND A CLICHE

Hello, Royal Readers,

This week, we are proud to announce that King Features editorial cartoonist Jeffrey Koterba and his home newspaper, the Omaha World-Herald, have won first place in the 2017 Great Plains Journalism Awards. Congratulations to Jeff and his newspaper! To see a  a fun caption contest and a link to his site, click here to visit Omaha.com.  For more about the Awards, click here: http://greatplainsawards.org/   And remember you can always see more of  Jeff's work any time right here at Comics Kingdom:
https://comicskingdom.com/jeff-koterba/2017-05-04

Jeffrey Kotebera, Omaha World-Herald and King Features
Jeffrey Kotebera, Omaha World-Herald and King Features

 

 

SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist John Rose gives fans a heads up about what’s in store for them in May…

 Barney Google and Spark Plug visit for eight days in May!
Barney Google and Spark Plug visit for eight days in May!

 ARCTIC CIRCLE cartoonist Alex Hallatt has a fun drawing on her blog. She’s sharing the news that she’s going to be making another move this year and how exciting it is for her – as a cartoonist!

Alex and her Land Rover get around...the world!
Alex and her Land Rover get around...the world!

BETWEEN FRIENDS cartoonist Sandra Bell Lundy tells us that she gave a special presentation of some of her favorite strips on Thursday evening  in Welland, Ontario at the Sparrow Lakes Golf Course as part of SIMPLY SENSATIONAL: Women’s Night Out -- A fun and inspirational event for Women only!

THIS gal's just gotta have fun!
THIS gal's just gotta have fun!

 In other news,

In Part 3 of his BEETLE BAILEY Timeline - 1963 series, Brian Walker focuses on a recurring theme: Beetle’s letters home to his parents.  Click here to read all about it!

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, August 11, 1963.
Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, August 11, 1963.

Meanwhile, over in the HI AND LOIS 1963 series, Brian showcases the Flagstons taking a one-day Sunday family vacation to the beach. Click here to see the Brian’s commentary about the excellence of the artwork and composition by Dik Browne.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 21, 1963.
Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 21, 1963.

 Bringing it home in this week’s BIZARRO blog, Dan Piraro reveals that he LOVES to surprise his readers with a twist on a cliché. Naturally, he also showcases a number of his cartoons and offers insights into how they came to be. Check out the blog!

Bizarro
Bizarro

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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