Today is World Peace Day! I think all of us can agree that a little World Peace would be a great thing-- so I asked our cartoonists to talk about their feelings about peace. Keep Reading
Fall is just around the corner, so this week, I've asked our cartoonists to share the things they're looking forward to the most this Fall! Keep Reading
This week is World Literacy Day! And of course, comics are an important part of literacy. So many cartoonists love to read and write, so this week, I asked our cartoonists to either talk about a book they've written that isn't related to their comic strip, or to recommend a book they love. Keep Reading
It's Back To School time!
It's an exciting time of year for everyone-- young and old alike-- heading back to school. I've asked our cartoonists to share their thoughts, advice, and reminiscences on going back into the classroom. Keep Reading
With the Olympics drawing to a close, we all need some new sporting entertainment!
I think it's easy to get an image in our heads of cartoonists as indoors-types, hunched over a drawing table, so this week, I asked our cartoonists to tell us about their own athletic interests. Whether competitive sports or solitary activities, sports they play or sports they watch-- or even sports their characters play-- sports are a big part of lots of cartoonists' lives!
Cartoonists are funny people-- you have to be, to produce a comic strip every day! This week, I asked our cartoonists to take their humor outside the strip, and tell me about their favorite jokes that aren't reliant on a comic format for a laugh-- whether they're stand-up comedy, sight gags, or good old knock-knocks, here are the best-- and worst-- jokes from our cartoonists! Keep Reading
Believe it or not, today is Lazy Day – so it’s your chance to goof off and definitely not work! In honor of the occasion, we asked the cartoonists about laziness. Check out what they had to say! Keep Reading
Creative minds get inspiration from so many places-- and cartoonists are no exception. While we've talked before about comic influences, this week, I asked our cartoonists to discuss other influences in their lives that impacted their careers in comics. Read about the art, writing, film, people, and so many more things that inspire our amazing King Features cartoonists! Keep Reading
It's "Embrace Your Geekiness Day," and, as a lifelong lover of comics, I'm proud to call myself a geek! My desk is riddled with figurines from all over the nerd landscape, from our own beloved characters like Krazy Kat and Tillman Tinkerson to Rey and Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Most cartoonists are definitely a little geeky-- and love it! Today, I asked our cartoonists to share their geekiest stories and comic strips in celebration! Keep Reading
Independence Day is fast approaching, and in celebration of the birth of the United States, I asked our cartoonists to send along their favorite 4th of July strips! Keep Reading
It's National SPLURGE Day! What a great day for those of us who are able to spend a little money on ourselves to take advantage of!
I asked our cartoonists about their own personal splurges or their dream-splurges!
It's Best Friends' Day! We owe so much to our friends, so I asked our cartoonists to share their feelings about friendship! Keep Reading
It's International Children's Day! To celebrate, I asked our cartoonists to share a memory of cartooning from childhood or to talk about the importance of children in their comics! Keep Reading
It's Memorial Day Weekend! And while it's been a cold, rainy Spring in New York and it still feels more like early April than late May, it means Summer is nearly upon us!
All cartoonists love art-- what's not to love? And of course, when we create visual art all day, it's nice to step away from our desks and look at art that other people are creating, or learn more about history, science, and everything we miss when we're hunched over the drawing board!
This week, I asked our cartoonists to talk about their favorite museums and museum stories! Keep Reading
This Friday is Friday the Thirteenth-- the only Friday the Thirteenth of the year, in fact!
So this week, our cartoonists are sharing with you their tales of bad luck and superstition as only the funniest people in the world can! Keep Reading
Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day. And while we sometimes forget that comics owe so much of what they are to the press, cartoonists and their work is intrinsically tied to the press, and issues of freedom of speech in journalism affect the creators of comics in the same ways they affect people who write news articles. Keep Reading
It's nearly Arbor Day! Whether you live in the city or the country, or somewhere in between, you know just how important trees are in our lives, from everything they give us as a resource to the way they brighten our days. Keep Reading
It's National Poetry Month!
Comics have a lot in common with poetry: the way a comic strip is limited by its structure and dimensions is not all that different from a poem that follows a series of formal rules. It's no surprise, then, that lots of our cartoonists are also big fans of poetry! I asked our cartoonists to share poems they love, or times they've worked poetry into their comics. Keep Reading
Cartoonists have a unique relationship with their characters. Writing and drawing about the same people, a cartoonist lives with their creations, day in and day out. And different cartoonists approach that relationship differently. I asked our cartoonists to talk about control in cartooning: do they feel they have control of their characters, or do their characters sometimes try to take control of the comics? Keep Reading
It's National Near Miss Day! In honor of the day, I've asked our cartoonists to share some of their "near misses" with us! Keep Reading
It's time to discover the answer to one of the world's great mysteries: what are some of you favorite characters' -- and cartoonists'-- middle names? Keep Reading
Everyone changes-- and, when you write and draw the same comic every day for years, some of the things in your cartoons are bound to change, as well. This week, I asked our cartoonists to talk about some of the things that have changed in their work over the years.
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
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