This week, "Ask the Archivist" takes a look back at a comic strip titled "Tuffy" about a spirited young girl named Tuffy Tiffle who wasn't to be trifled with.
Saturday is International Women's Day, an important day to celebrate the accomplishments of women everywhere.
As a woman who works in comics, female cartoonists and characters have always been an inspiration to me. As a little girl, I played with paper dolls drawn by Grace Drayton (of the Campbell's Soup Kids fame), and when I got a little older, I remember being mystified by the very "grown up" plots of Brenda Starr and Apartment 3-G…and then moved on to trying to sneak peeks at cartoonists like Lynda Barry, whose work was even more "grown up." Keep Reading
Every Tuesday, we post 10 comics on a theme. After the Oscars and yesterday's blog post, we caught movie fever and this week we look at top ten comics about movies! Keep Reading
Around this time every year, when I see Oscar nominations and winners and lots of movie buzz all over the place, I start to think about the giant gaping holes in modern cinema: that is, films about classic soap opera and adventure strips.
I mean, comic films are all the rage these days, right? In the face of huge Hollywood blockbuster franchises, who's to say that the girls from Apartment 3-G couldn't face off against The Avengers, or Judge Parker couldn't take on Christopher Nolan's Batman, huh? Keep Reading
This week's News Around the Kingdom includes references to Scooby snacks, Vikings, ink slinging, root canals and the elephant in the room. Keep Reading
The Archivist takes a look this week at "Little Jimmy," which was created by James Swinnerton and made its comic strip debut 110 years ago this March. Keep Reading
Here in New York, we had this lovely hint of warmer weather this weekend followed by a dip into more Arctic temperatures that have left me with one heck of a case of cabin fever. Being around comics all day is swell and all, but when it's gotten so cold I have to burn them for fuel, I start fantasizing about all the warmer places I could be... Keep Reading
Every Tuesday, we post 10 comics on a theme. This week, we look back on some of the fun our Editorial Cartoonists had at the expense of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Keep Reading
If anyone ever tells you that working at King Features is all fun and games, well…
It sort of is.
Comics Kingdom is celebrating two special events this week: the 20th Anniversary of Sandra Bell Lundy’s comic, "Between Friends," and the release of "Zits: Shredded," the second illustrated young adult novel by "Zits" creators, Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott. Keep Reading