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
Where would we be without our friends?
This week, I asked our cartoonists to share stories and a tip of the hat to friends who have inspired and/or supported them through their cartooning careers, or their favorite friendships in their comics. Keep Reading
Everybody here at Comics Kingdom loves our pets! And animals of all shapes and sized have long been an indispensable part of comics everywhere! This week, I asked our cartoonists to tell us about their pets-- or their characters' pets! Keep Reading
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a cartoonist is like? This week, I asked our cartoonists to tell us about highlights from their daily routines!!! Keep Reading
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
Ever wonder what goes on in a cartoonist's subconscious? This week, I asked our cartoonists to tell me about a dream their characters have had, a time they dreamed about cartoons, or a dream made it into a cartoon they drew. Keep Reading
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!
The year is winding down to a close, and that means it's time for our New Year's Resolutions!
Brr! It's getting chilly out there! Though maybe not as chilly as one would expect? Anyway, I thought I'd ask our cartoonists this week about warming up-- but not warming up with a coat, hat, or hot apple cider so much as what they do every day to get ready to draw or write their cartoons! Keep Reading
Winter is almost here! As the weather gets chilly and we break out our coats, I asked our cartoonists what their-- or their characters'-- favorite cold-weather activities are! Keep Reading
Happy Thanksgiving, All! Today, I asked our cartoonists to share what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season! Keep Reading
One hundred years of King Features-- WOW. We're so lucky to have some of the very best cartoonists in the world working with us, and today, I asked them to share some of their best/favorite memories of their time with King, or their own thoughts about the 100th anniversary! Keep Reading
It's Veteran's Day today!
Thank you so much to all the men and women who have served in the military! For all your hard work, courage, generosity, and sacrifice, we salute you! Keep Reading
It's National Candy Day, the day that we gorge ourselves on all the sweet treats we've collected on Halloween.
While I sit here stuffing my face with candy corn, I asked all of our cartoonists to tell us about THEIR favorite candies. Keep Reading
It's almost the SpoooOOOOoooookiest time of the year!
I'm excited to be dressing up and going to parties and maybe to meet a ghost or two! So I asked our cartoonists about their Halloween plans! Keep Reading
It's National Babbling Day!
I had two choices for the blog today: write three thousand words about nothing, or ask our cartoonists to talk about the things THEY babble about in their comics-- or the characters who just won't shut their traps! Keep Reading
You've got to love comics to be a cartoonist-- but everyone has their little pet peeves when it comes to even the best jobs in the world! This week, I asked our cartoonists to talk about their personal pet peeves about cartooning. Keep Reading
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).
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
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
In honor of International Literacy Day this week, Ask A Cartoonist posed the following question to cartoonists: "What are your favorite books?"