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Ask A Cartoonist: Unity Day 2018!

Happy #UnityDay2018!

We're very excited that today, King Features has joined forces with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center to raise awareness and help prevent bullying. While many schools and organizations participate by wearing orange today, a number of our cartoonists created special comic strips to highlight bullying prevention and awareness. Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Meet Jess Hock!

This week, for a very special Ask A Cartoonist, I interviewed Jess Hock, the 2018 King Features Animation Scholar!

Jess is a comic artist and animator from New Jersey who is currently living in New York while pursuing her MFA. She also teachers stop-motion animation to elementary and middle schoolers.

We are really excited to have her with us to talk about her experiences as a cartoonist and animator! Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: "Dream" Date!

Occasionally, one of the other folks here at King Features, will suggest a question for Ask A Cartoonist. This week, our question comes from Carla, our Global Head of Licensing.

Carla wanted to know: If you could have lunch or dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you want to talk to them about? Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Cats!

MEOW! Today is International Cat Day!

Know the old phrase "herding cartoonists?" No? That's because it got shortened to the more colloquial "herding cats," but cats and cartoonists are a lot alike, and they share a long and symbiotic history, from the very early days when Ignatz the Mouse used to hurl bricks at Krazy Kat with striking (ahem) regularity! Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Comic Comic Strips!

This week, loads of comics fans from around the world will be in San Diego for San Diego Comic-Con. If you’re there, make sure to check out Liniers’ spotlight panel, introduced by King Features President, CJ Kettler, on Sunday at noon and get a taste of the Argentinian superstar cartoonist whose beloved strip, Macanudo, will be syndicated by King Features this fall!

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Ask A Cartoonist: Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Hello, everyone! It's Jen, one of the comics editors at King. I find it crazy how our artists can come up with new ideas over and over and still remain hilarious and relevant.

So this week, I asked the question to our amazing cartoonists: "Where do you find your inspiration?" because I want to know! Please enjoy this post on how your favorite artists use their unique imaginations to keep you smiling every day. Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: This One's For The Dads!

Father's Day is coming up this weekend, so we'd like to offer a very fond Happy Father's Day to all the dads, granddads, and dads-to-be reading Comics Kingdom!

We've got a VERY special treat for you starting this Sunday-- an all-new-comic just for all the hard-working dads out there who love their kids. Introducing Daddy Daze by John Kovaleski, a comic about single dad Paul and his exuberant baby son, Angus.
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Ask A Cartoonist: Sibling Revelry

It's National Brothers and Sisters Day!

Gosh, siblings. Those are those people who tried to steal the Sunday comics pages from you every morning when you were a kid, right?

Love 'em or hate 'em, siblings pay an important part in everyone's lives. So, this week, I asked our cartoonists to share stories about siblings-- their own, or their favorite cartoon siblings. Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: What We've Learned from Krazy Kat

George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat, died today in 1944. Krazy Kat is an absolute treasure of a comic, and everyone here at Comics Kingdom is so proud that it is part of our heritage-- famously beloved by William Randolph Hearst himself, Krazy Kat graced the comic pages from his inception in the bottom margins of The Dingbat Family until Herriman's death.

George Herriman's work inspired and touched the lives of so many cartoonists that we decided to spend some time today remembering Herriman's legacy and the impact he had on all of us. Keep Reading

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