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DailyINK Goes 3D!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We’re taking the funny pages to a whole new level DailyINK fans. Starting May 1st, all our comics are going 3D. You can look forward to Hagar’s horns, Dagwood’s monster sandwiches, and Jeremy’s ever-growing stack of dirty laundry to jump (or fall) off the screen and into your home. Just like a trip to the [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: THE COMPLETE FUNKY WINKERBEAN, VOLUME I

Category: Comics

On Monday, Brendan talked about FUNKY WINKERBEAN’S 40th anniversary. On Tuesday, in celebration of this momentous occasion, Black Squirrel Books (of the Kent State University Press) released a fabulous collection of the first three years of FUNKY WINKERBEAN, “The Complete Funky Winkerbean; Volume One, 1972-1974.” I’m so excited to have my copy! In addition to [...] Keep Reading

Vintage Madness: Countdown To The Finals

Hello All, We are hurtling forward at the speed of a Lin-sonic bank shot toward the finals of our March Madness of vintage comics. The winner of last week’s battle between DENNIS THE MENACE and HI & LOIS is…drumroll please…HI & LOIS with 60 percent of the votes! This week’s contenders are THIMBLE THEATRE and JUDGE PARKER, two of our [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: FUNKY’S 40th!

Tomorrow, March 27th, marks the 40th anniversary of Tom Batiuk’s FUNKY WINKERBEAN! Check out this beautiful mosaic of characters he created for us: That’s some cast of characters he’s amassed over the years, isn’t it? Between the humorous moments and the more serious storylines, FUNKY has found an amazing foothold with readers over the years. [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Simone of DUSTIN

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Happy National Organize Your Home Office Day! Yes, that’s an actual thing, apparently.  It follows on the heels of “National Goof Off Day,” which we much prefer, and which brought to mind one of our favorite comics about National Goof Offs, DUSTIN, by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker. But much more in line with today’s [...] Keep Reading

Vintage Madness: Immortals of American Stripdom

Hello, Readers, Most of the King Features continuities had separate stories in the daily and Sunday versions. Very rarely were series running with a daily and Sunday combined.  There were only six FLASH GORDON stories in the 1970s like that. Other syndicates, such as News America Syndicate (NAS), have offered the daily-Sunday combination. King Features [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: The Six Chix!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Way back in 2000, Jay Kennedy, who was then Editor here at King Features, put together a showcase for the work of six talented female cartoonists: SIX CHIX.   Twelve years later, the roster has changed someone, but these six funny ladies entertain us every week. Since SIX CHIX doesn’t have a set cast of characters, [...] Keep Reading

Vintage Madness: Popeye Triumphs & Round 4 Contenders Prepare For Battle

Hi Readers, VINTAGE MADNESS is starting to heat up! The winner of Round Three is THIMBLE THEATRE! Votes were cast heavily in the beginning of the week for the strip that launched Popeye’s historic career, but TIM TYLER’S LUCK started to turn later in the week and it almost managed an upset. But, alas, luck wouldn’t have [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: Women’s History Month

Category: Comics

March is Women’s History Month, and I figured I’d honor that fact with a little nod to all of our women cartoonists here at King Features. To be honest, it feels a little strange to single them out as “women” cartoonists as opposed to simply “cartoonists.” I’ve actually had this conversation with many of the [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Sophie and Gillian from PROS & CONS

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Kieran Meehan’s PROS & CONS revolves around the overlapping professional lives of three men with very different careers.  Samuel Rhodes, a high-powered defense lawyer, Stan Defoe, a tough, street-wise police detective, and Lyndon Peel, a psychiatrist.  But the glue that holds these three unlikely acquaintances together is most definitely the women of the strip: Sophie [...] Keep Reading

Vintage Madness: Dennis Prevails As Popeye and Tim Tyler Gear Up For Battle

Hi Vintage Fans, Round Two of VINTAGE MADNESS was legendary! It was very tight match-up and every vote counted, but the clear and decisive winner is DENNIS THE MENACE. Everyone’s favorite mischief-maker is going on to the next round, while JOHNNY HAZARD is going back into the archives . . . at least for now. Thanks to [...] Keep Reading

Vintage Madness: Round 1 Winner Declared as Round 2 Voting Begins

Hello Readers, The first round of VINTAGE MADNESS is over and we have a clear winner. The comic that earned the most votes  is HI AND LOIS. This beloved family strip won in a landslide victory over BUZ SAWYER Sundays. We’ll see more of the Flagston family in the weeks to come, but rest assured Buz fans, the BUZ SAWYER vintage dailies [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Vintage Madness Begins!

Vintage fans, you’ve been asking for more comics and we’ve been listening! Starting today and over the course of seven weeks, we’re hosting our very first bracket-style competition called VINTAGE MADNESS. Eight comics will go head to head, panel to panel in a comics competition that is anything but funny.  The stakes are high. The strip that [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: DeFLOCKED

Dear reader, Have you been reading Jeff Corriveau’s DeFLOCKED comic strip? Yes? Delightful, isn’t it? Have you been following this epic vacation/camping storyline? Of course you have. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, hit that calendar tool over today’s DeFLOCKED, and go back to January 30th and get started. Happy President’s Day! Also, [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Prince Valiant’s 75th Anniversary

Hello Readers, February 13, 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of PRINCE VALIANT, and we don’t wish to let that milestone pass without comment. At first, an Arthurian saga would seem an unlikely basis for an American series, but the high-adventure possibilities transcended the English setting. The gifts that Hal Foster possessed as a great illustrator are as [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Salute To Black History Month

Dear Readers, Today, I will salute Black History Month with a look back at two very different strips that featured black stars. The first Hearst series starring a character of color was Sam, or “Laughing Sam.” He was created by James Swinnerton, of LITTLE JIMMY fame, in 1905. Sam was a fat,  jovial fellow whose days were mainly filled with [...] Keep Reading

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