My favorite holiday is almost here!
As many of you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month-- a time to remind woman (and men, too!) to take preventative care against this dangerous illness, and to help support breast cancer survivors as well as the organizations researching hard to find a cure. Keep Reading
A little bit delayed today because I'm back from a VERY busy weekend at New York Comic Con!
We had a wonderful time on Thursday with a daylong celebration of King Features' 100th Anniversary. Keep Reading
This week is New York Comic Con (one of my FAVORITE weeks of the year, oh boy!) And we're celebrating King Features' hundredth anniversary! Keep Reading
I have loved Flash Gordon from the time I was a tiny child and my best friend's dad gave me a collection of some of the old Buster Crabbe serials when I was about seven years old. When I got older and was more able to appreciate comic art, I was blown away by Alex Raymond's lush illustrations of his space-fantasy.
So I'm very excited that there are a TON of cool things to tell you about Flash Gordon right now! Keep Reading
As you may know, this year is King Features' ONE HUNDREDTH Anniversary!
It's a pretty special year for us, and we've been very excited about it. The NCS was kind enough to host a very special celebration for us at this year's Reuben Awards, and we've had a few other events throughout the year-- and will have more as the year progresses.
“The Definitive Guide to Betty Boop: The Classic Comic Strip Collection” goes on sale TOMORROW. Brian Walker wrote the introduction, and he was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book. Keep Reading
Ahhhh, it's a day of rest and relaxation for everyone here at King Features! Have a great Labor Day, all! Keep Reading
This week, Editor's Dispatch features an interview with David Leach, Editor of "The Definitive Betty Boop: The Classic Comic Strip Collection, Vol. 1." Keep Reading
Today is the last day to order Dan Piraro’s limited-edition T-shirt featuring his “Devolution” comic. Twenty percent of every sale goes to Jane Goodall Institute’s global youth-led community action program, Roots and Shoots! Fans can purchase the shirt here: http://teespring.com/devolution. Keep Reading
Last week, King's Digital Team went on a trip to Orlando to meet with the OTHER half of our digital team, the tireless and awesome folks at Reed-Brennan Media Associates. While many of us work here in New York City, RBMA is where a lot of the technical, behind-the-scenes work happens. We got a cool tour of some of the things that RBMA does for King Features. Keep Reading
Bob Weber Junior of Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids has not one but TWO exciting new books coming out from Amazon TOMORROW. They're ranked in first and second place among upcoming puzzle books for kids-- tough competition! We're very excited about these great new books available just in time for that summer road trip-- so Bob joined us to talk a little bit about them! Keep Reading
Hi, everybody! I'm really excited this week to tell you about The Sunday Comics Project-- a new comics publication that is currently raising money via kickstarter and that offers a new way to read and enjoy comics.
Marc Goldner, one of the co-founders of The Sunday Comics, was kind enough to talk to me about this endeavor.
Hi, all! Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day.
As someone who gets PAID to be a giant geek, I love the fact that geek culture is finally cool. There are so many more people I can share my interests and hobbies with these days, because all of my friends read comics and watch sci-fi movies and TV, so many more than when I was a nerdy teenager. Keep Reading
This week's Editor's Dispatch features an interview with guest bloggers, Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz, who are columnists of King Features-syndicated finance-focused "Money Manners" column. Keep Reading
Hear ye! Hear ye! ComicsKingdom.com is pleased to announce its newly expanded Puzzles Palace section! Starting very soon, Puzzles Palace will offer users access to more than 50 of the world’s best games, including such massively popular favorites as Crosswords, Sudoku and Mahjongg. In addition to an expanded selection of puzzles featuring the best from King Features, Conceptis and Arkadium, Puzzles Palace now provides a fully responsive layout and increased mobile device support that extends to tablets and many smartphones.
I know Father's Day was yesterday, but we don't do Sunday features here, so I wanted to take today to just say that I hope all the dads reading had a great day! My dad is the person who first got me into reading comics-- he is a lifelong fan of the funny pages, and I fondly remember "reading" the Sunday comics with him before I was old enough to read. So thanks to fathers everywhere!!! Keep Reading
Congratulations Hilary Price on TWENTY YEARS of Rhymes With Orange!
This coming Friday marks the 20th anniversary of Rhymes with Orange. It's certainly been a big year for Hilary and Rhymes: Hilary won her divisional "Silver Reuben" this year for Best Syndicated Comic Panel, and she was nominated for Cartoonist of the year, as well. Keep Reading
Last week, as part of the National Cartoonists' Society Weekend. we had the pleasure and privilege of being hosted by the Library of Congress for a panel called "Cartooning and Our Culture." The panel was moderated by our very own Editor, Brendan Burford, and features six incredible King Features cartoonists: Patrick McDonnell of Mutts, Brian Walker of Hi & Lois and Beetle Bailey, Jeff Keane of The Family Circus, Hilary Price of Rhymes With Orange, Ray Billingsley of Curtis, and Mike Peters of Mother Goose and Grimm. Keep Reading
It's time for students from all over to graduate! Whether you're receiving your PhD or your Kindergarten diploma, this is a very special time of year, so we'd like to extend our warmest wishes and congratulations.
For students moving on to the next stage in their lives, graduation can be a scary time, so I asked our cartoonists to give some sage words of advice to graduates! Keep Reading
Editor's Dispatch from The NCS Reuben Awards: Hilary Price Wins Silver Reuben for Syndicated Panel Cartoon, and more!!!
We have three very awesome people to congratulate today!
Congratulations to Hilary Price of Rhymes With Orange on winning a Silver Reuben for Syndicated Panel Cartoon. This is Hilary's second win in a row for her fantastically funny cartoons.
Here's Hilary with her award!
I'm so excited to welcome "Carpe Diem" to Comics Kingdom.
Carpe Diem is the brainchild of the wonderful, quirky Niklas Eriksson. From Umeå, Sweden, Niklas has been writing and drawing Carpe Diem for European audiences for many years, and we're so thrilled to be bringing his excellent humor to you here! Keep Reading
Big news here on Comics Kingdom!
Next week, we'll be launching the award-winning Swedish comic "Carpe Diem" by Niklas Eriksson right here on CK. This is "Carpe Diem"'s US debut, and we couldn't be more excited to have Niklas aboard.
We are very excited to be welcoming Kevin & Kell, by Bill Holbrook, to Comics Kingdom. Keep Reading
It's National Poetry Month!
Like comics, poetry is something that has been a huge influence on so many of our lives from the time we are tiny children. It’s everywhere, even if we don’t notice it. So it’s only natural that we should have a month to celebrate it. Keep Reading