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Ask A Cartoonist: Making Connections!

Comics have always been a way to make connections: every day, millions of people all over the world read the same strips, and it makes us feel like the people behind those comics know us, and like we know them. Comics are such a great touchstone, and the connections they create for cartoonists are important, too. I asked our cartoonists about connections they've made because of their comics, or the connections their characters make in the funny papers. Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: History's Mysteries

It's Presidents' Day Week here in the United States, and Presidents' Day always gets me thinking about all the great men and women of history, from civil servants to sports heroes. This week, our cartoonists shared some of their favorite historical figures with us-- and some of them sent me their own cartoons of these important folks from history. Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: How Complimentary!

One of the best things about reading the comics is that we know that there are other people, all over the world, sharing the same chuckles that we are every day. And one of the most rewarding things for any creative person is to hear is how their work touches someone's life. Today, I asked the cartoonists to tell me stories about some of the best compliments they've received over the years. Keep Reading

Ask a Cartoonist: National Technology Day!

It's National Technology Day!

As someone whose job is almost entirely dependent on digital media, I've got to say that technology is pretty swell-- after all, it lets us share all of these comics with al of you every day-- I still remember having to have my relatives cut out and save the comic strips I loved that weren't printed in my local paper.

From the first mass-produced comics sections in newspapers, comics have always been improved by technological advances, and frequently share a wealth of opinions about them. I asked our cartoonists to talk about how technology has improved their ability to write and draw the comics we all love!

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Ask A Cartoonist: Fan Moments

Over here at King Features, we're gearing up for NYCC! Remember, if you're going to be at the show, TOMORROW is our signing at the IDW booth (Booth 1844), where you can purchase a copy of King of the Comics for you to buy! From 4-5:30 on Thursday, five King Features cartoonists will be there to sign your books: Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Brian Walker (Hi and Lois), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange) and Ray Billingsley (Curtis).
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Ask A Cartoonist: Chicken Dance!

Did you know September is National Chicken Month? I didn't either-- but what I DO know is that Chickens are one of my favorite animals! In fact, I have four chickens: Dotty, Dorothy, Roberta, and Amelia.

Since chickens are one of the most entertaining animals around, I thought it would be fun to ask all of our cartoonists to send me their chicken pictures and chicken stories! Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Fall Favorites!

Hi, everyone!

I've been so excited about the changing weather-- this weekend I got out my autumn clothes, and it's so delightful to be able to put on big, comfy sweaters and boots to wear to work. I love getting ready for Halloween (my favorite holiday), not to mention all the spooky displays in stores (time to stock up on skeleton pajamas!), the apple cider, and lots and lots of pie.

This week, I asked out cartoonists to tell me their favorite things about the fall season! Keep Reading

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