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
“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
This week, The Archivist looks back at "Family Portraits," a sort of sketchbook page of humorous drawings by illustrator J. Norman Lynd (1878-1942). Keep Reading
After four weeks of intense voting, The Archivist announces the winner of our 2015 Vintage Madness competition. The winner has secured a coveted spot in Comics Kingdom's Vintage Comics section. Keep Reading
Have you gotten in your votes for VINTAGE MADNESS yet?! The first round of voting ends TONIGHT!!!! Keep Reading
This week, in a nod to our Guest Blogger, Kurt J. Kolka, author of "Bullying Is No Laughing Matter," The Archivist looks at bullies in the comics. Keep Reading
This week, The Archivist takes a look back at a lost film based on Jimmy Hatlo's "Little Iodine." Keep Reading
The Archivist revisits Bizzy Buzz Buzz, a character we met last year in "Snuffy Smith." Did you know there was actually a prequel to the character's saga? ... Keep Reading
This week, the Archivist reminisces about a much-anticipated TV special that aired on NBC in 1968 when he was a child. It was on his favorite subject, of course -- “The Fabulous Funnies.” Just see what he thought of it... Keep Reading
This week, The Archivist looks back at characters created by Edward Windsor Kemble (1861-1933), once a very well-known and highly esteemed cartoonist and illustrator. What today might seem offensive to some was once considered charming... Keep Reading
This week, The Archivist looks at vintage promotional material for John Cullen Murphy's comic, BIG BEN BOLT. Keep Reading
This week, Ask the Archivist salutes Will Roberts, host of the “Will Roberts’ Weekly Telegram” radio show, and our guest blogger, with a look back at strips connected with radio. Keep Reading
This week, in a salute to our guest bloggers, career advisers and KFS columnists J.T. O'Donnell and Dale Dauten, the Archivist takes a look back at classic comic-strip bosses. Keep Reading
While everyone is getting ready to ring in the New Year, 2015 is an extra-special one for King Features. We turn ONE HUNDRED years old this year. It's time to celebrate comics both new and old! Keep Reading
This week, "Ask the Archivist" shares some Thanksgiving fun and gratitude in the way of funny family- and feast-related comics. Keep Reading
This week, "Ask the Archivist" bids a fond farewell to Randy Glasbergen's "The Better Half." Keep Reading
This week, "Ask the Archivist" gives top billing to "Colonel Potterby and The Duchess." Keep Reading
This week, Ask the Archivist shares samples of Morrie Brickman's editorial-themed panel, "The Small Society." Keep Reading
In honor of the 60th Anniversary of "Hi & Lois," The Archivist shares images of and the history behind his rare collection of "Hi & Lois" comic books. Keep Reading
This week, Ask the Archivist takes a look at Ted Key's comic strip, "Hazel."
This week, Ask the Archivist discusses Cy Olson's comic panel, "Office Hours." Keep Reading
This week, "Ask the Archivist" shares a collection of comics that ran in newspapers at the start of World War Two. Keep Reading
This week, The Archivist takes readers on a journey back more than 100 years and shares examples of a long forgotten cartoonist of that era, C.H. Wellington. Keep Reading
This week, "Ask the Archivist" discusses the Space Age and Bill Yates' comic, "Professor Phumble."
I spent the weekend at Boston Comic Con-- yes, I don't get enough comics at work, so when I take a vacation day, I use it to spend more time around comics.