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News Around the Kingdom: ASK ME ANYTHING, A CARTOONY CHRISTMAS and A CHARACTER REVEALED

Hello, Royal Readers!

This week, we're excited to report a very cool session:  Cartoonist Rina Piccolo is doing an online AMAfeed Q&A. The ASK ME ANYTHING
session began today! The AMA feed is a place where people have the opportunity to ask questions on a given subject and get direct answers from a professional working in that field. “Passionate About Comics? Ask Me Anything” will be live online for a week,
 (from Friday Jan. 12, 11 A.M. to Friday Jan. 19, 11 A.M Eastern time) so log in and ask away!

Rina Piccolo - Ask Me Anything
Rina Piccolo - Ask Me Anything

SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist John Rose shares the excitement of his Cartoony Christmas. Check it out here: http://snuffysmithcomics.com/

John Rose's Cartoony Christmas
John Rose's Cartoony Christmas

INTELLIGENT LIFE cartoonist David Reddick shows us a couple of new pages from his Sketch Book to demonstrate how his characters reveal themselves to him. Sounds kinda mysterious, no? Check it out!

In other news,

BETWEEN FRIENDS cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy shares her New Year's Resolution -- to make mistakes! Huh? Well, you have to check it out to see what she's talking about. Pretty neat stuff.

BETWEEN FRIENDS Cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy's New Year's Resolution
BETWEEN FRIENDS Cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy's New Year's Resolution

Not sure how we missed reporting on it, but figured we'd share it with you in case you missed it, too. Francesco Marciuliano wrote a wonderful blog post on the 20th anniversary of his anniversary as a writer on SALLY FORTH. Check it out here.

In Part 2 of his BEETLE BAILEY 1972 Timeline series, Brian Walker takes an in-depth look at the introduction, evolution and inspiration for Sarge's dog Otto.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, February 27, 1972.
Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, February 27, 1972.

Meanwhile, over in HI AND LOIS in his Timeline series from 1972, Brian analyzes the anatomy of a Sunday page, pointing out how the panels are structured to advance the storyline. Check out this sequence in which the Flagston kids enjoying a “grown up dinner party.”

http://beetlebailey.com/2018/01/12/timeline-1972-part-2/#more-92382
http://hiandlois.com/2018/01/12/timeline-1972-part-2/#more-71153

Last but not least, BIZARRO cartoonist Dan Piraro talks about his love of fine art and shares a section of a painting he's working on currently. He also takes a look at the first Monday-Saturday batch of cartoons created by his friend and colleague, Wayno, under their new arrangement. And, of course, he can't quite get away from politics... Check out his always provocative and fun-to-read blog here:
http://bizarro.com/2018/01/07/savings/#more-96540

And, for a different take on the same comics from Dan's new collaborator, see Wayno's blog!

Dan Piraro's BIZARRO - Saving
Dan Piraro's BIZARRO - Saving

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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