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News Around the Kingdom: A NEW VIDEO FROM DETHANY, COMIC CON RECAP AND A VETERANS TALE

Hello, Royal Readers,

Dethany
Dethany

This week, we need to play catchup and make sure you've seen the new video Dethany made for October. The lead character in Bill Holbrook's ON THE FASTRACK comic strip takes some questions out of the mailbag from a couple of cool fans. You'll learn a few things about the raven..Check it out here and be sure to subscribe on YouTube

All signs point to a fun day at the NRCC Comic Con!
All signs point to a fun day at the NRCC Comic Con!

SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist John Rose reports that he had a blast as a Guest at the New River Community College Comic Con last weekend. Check out the photos on his blog of some of the cool folks he met!

From David Reddick's INTELLIGENT LIFE sketch book
From David Reddick's INTELLIGENT LIFE sketch book

INTELLIGENT LIFE cartoonist David Reddick begins a new series on Monday. You MUST check it out. It tackles a very unusual subject, combining great character development in a short space of time with social commentary. He gives a hint in his sketchbook, but that's all we'll say. Starting Mon., Nov. 6, let the story unfold

In other news,

If you aren't a subscriber to RHYMES WITH ORANGE cartoonist Hilary Price's publication "The Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter," well, you need to get on it! She always has fun and fascinating news to share. Like this page of doodles from her new cartooning partner, Rina Piccolo. Check it out on her website!

Tom Batiuk's LISA'S LEGACY TRILOGY
Tom Batiuk's LISA'S LEGACY TRILOGY

FUNKY WINKERBEAN cartoonist Tom Batiuk will be making a live appearance in Ohio tomorrow at the Buckeye Book Fair to promote his Lisa's Legacy Trilogy. Here are the details:

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Buckeye Book Fair
Fisher Auditorium
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, OH 44691

Check out his blog and then check the events page at  https://funkywinkerbean.com/events.html to see where he's headed next.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, May 24, 1970.
Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, May 24, 1970.

This week, our timing is a little off. You have to check out in Part 4 of Brian Walker's BEETLE BAILEY 1969 Timeline series. Then check out today's post in which he introduces 1970 by shining a light on a recurring theme in the strip: authority vs. resistance to it. In this strip featuring Zero and Beetle, however, the classic dynamic of Sarge imposing his authority and Beetle resisting it is turned on its head. Don't miss this one!

 Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 22, 1970.
Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 22, 1970. 

After you finish checking out Part 4 from the 1969 Timeline of HI AND LOIS, take a look at the one Brian posted today from 1970 He shares some insights into the culture -- where it was AT -- as depicted in this wonderful Hi and Lois Sunday page. Of course, Brian wasn't exactly a hippee and so some of what was "happening" during his teenage years and being translated into the comic didn't exactly fit. But it sure is fun to see today!
Check it out in Brian's always fascinating blog.

Dan Piraro's Bizarro: Wet a While
Dan Piraro's Bizarro: Wet a While

And finally, in his BIZARRO blog this week, Dan Piraro has fun with Halloween=themed subjects. He made it short and sweet and so will be. Visit the always brilliant -- and hilarious -- blog.. 

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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