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News Around the Kingdom: WORKSHOPS, SCRABBLE AND A CAN OF SPAM

Hello, Royal Readers,

This week, RHYMES WITH ORANGE cartoonist Hilary Price tells us she has just published a new edition of her Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter. This issue is chock full of fun stuff, including late-breaking news about an event TONIGHT! Friday, May 12, at 7:30 P.M.,
at the Brattleboro (Mass.) Museum & Art Center, Hilary hosts an evening with three speedy cartoonists who will create hilariouis comics right before the eyes of the audience. If you're bopping around Brattleboro, check it out! And then, from June 5 to 8 at the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt., Hilary will conduct an intensive four-day workshop on how to write and draw single-panel cartoons. To learn more about these and other happenings on Hilary's blog, click here.

Hilary Price Quick Draw event
Hilary Price Quick Draw event

SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist John Rose tells us he's headin' for Pidgeon Forge, Tenn., for the Wilderness Wildlife Week! Thar's excitin' programming coming up, including a Snuffy Chalk Talk, Cartoonies for Kids and a Book Signin', Snuffy style. Check out the details on John's blog this week!

One of my favorite memories from last year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week is teaching this young Snuffy Smith fan how to draw Jughaid Smith!
One of my favorite memories from last year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week is
teaching this young Snuffy Smith fan how to draw Jughaid Smith!

What the heck is a photo of a can of Spam doing in the middle of this discussion of the comics? ARCTIC CIRCLE cartoonist Alex Hallatt makes the startling connection between fact and fiction. Click here to check out her blog.

Arctic Circle and the Can of Spam

Arctic Circle and the Can of SpamIn other news,


In Part 4 of his BEETLE BAILEY Timeline - 1963 series, Brian Walker showcases an episode in which Beetle requests a discharge from the Army. Sarge tries to talk him out of it and ends up signing himself up for another 10 years! Click here to read all about it!

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 15, 1963.
Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 15, 1963.


Meanwhile, over in the HI AND LOIS 1963 series, Brian shows the Flagstons fighting. Sort of. Well, at least, having a loud disagreement. Mars vs. Venus?  Click here to see how it all turns out.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 8, 1963.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 8, 1963.

DUSTIN cartoonist Jeff Parker shared a bit of random fun. Guess what word Steve Kelley got when he decided to play Scrabble on his phone? Check it out here: http://dustincomics.com/

Dustin on the Scrabble board
Dustin on the Scrabble board

 
And last but not least, in this week's BIZARRO blog, Dan Piraro shares some news about an upcoming book signing event in Portland, Ore., some of his favorite comics and some very strong opinions. Check out the blog!

Bizarro
Bizarro

 Thanks for catching up on this week's News Around the Kingdom.

Have a great week and see you again next Friday!



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