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News Around the Kingdom: A NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS, A NEW VIDEO AND AN EXHIBITION

Hello, Royal Readers,

This week, SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist John Rose shares one of his fun projects -- the annual comic book cover he draws for his Snuffy Smith Christmas Comic Book for the fans in Norway. See what John has to say about it in his blog.

The 2017 cover for our Snuffy Smith Christmas Comic Book for our readers in Norway.
The 2017 cover for our Snuffy Smith Christmas Comic Book for our readers in Norway.

 Bill Holbrook advises that Dethany's Mailbox has a new video in which his character answers questions from fans about the holidays. Check it out here.

Dethany's Mailbox
Dethany's Mailbox

RHYMES WITH ORANGE cartoonist Hilary Price has a piece in  “Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists. The “Drawn to Purpose” exhibition is open in the Graphic Arts Gallery at the Library of Congress and runs until Oct. 20, 2018. 

Photo by Shawn Miller.
Photo by Shawn Miller.

 In other news,

 This week in Part 3 of his 1971 BEETLE BAILEY Timeline series, Brian Walker shines a spotlight on Rocky, editor of the base's newspaper, the Camp Swampy News. See how the character first appeared and how he has evolved through the years in Brian's always interesting blog.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, February 7, 1971.
Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, February 7, 1971.

Over in Part 1 of the 1971 Timeline series of HI AND LOIS, Brian Walker reveals how Mort Walker and Dik Browne, who had very different drawing styles, worked together on Hi and Lois and developed a true artistic collaboration. Check out what some of the initial drawings looked like in Brian's blog.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 5, 1971.
Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 5, 1971.

 And finally, in his BIZARRO blog this week, Dan Piraro has fun with a host of cartoons about everything from bungee-jumping aliens to germophobia, from the Shriners to country music, and let's not forget about politics! Don't miss Dan's hilarious and always insighful blog!

Bizarro by Dan Piraro
Bizarro by Dan Piraro

 

 



 


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