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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

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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

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