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Ask A Cartoonist: Spooky, Scary!

First off, we're sending our best wishes to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey, and to remind readers out there that there's still plenty of need for help-- please give to a relief organization of your choice, if you can!

Secondly, in the annals of "weird holidays you didn't know existed," today is FRANKENSTEIN DAY. Even funny people are afraid of things, and this week, I asked our cartoonists to talk about fear: the things they're afraid of, and the scary stuff they love the most. Here are their answers:

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Ask A Cartoonist: A Series of Tubes

Hi, all!

Every now and then, I think back twenty years to what my life was like before the internet, and I struggle to figure out what it might be like now without it! After all, I talk to all of you online every week as part of my job, and I even met my husband on the internet! For one thing, I'm pretty sure I would have far fewer friends without the internet.

I asked our cartoonists to talk about how the internet has influenced their comics and cartooning life.
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Ask A Cartoonist: Words to Live By

We spend a lot of the time focusing on the *pictures* in comics, so today, I thought it would be fun to focus on the writing-- which is often just as important, and sometimes moreso, than the images that accompany it. I asked our cartoonists to talk a little bit about some of their favorite words and the way they use words in their cartooning! Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: On Location

Though it may seem like a rarity, sometimes cartoonists *do* get out from behind their desks to see the world-- and when they do, the sights they see often become inspiration for new locations in their comics. This week, I asked our cartoonists to share real-world locations that have found their way into their work. Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Those other Cartoons!

Cartoons, cartoons, cartoons!

We love cartoons here at KFS-- and with good reason. From the early days of animation and pioneers like Winsor McCay, comic strips and animated cartoons have flourished side by side, and often featured the same characters! Many animated movies were inspired by characters who got their start in the funny pages, and many comic strips allowed us to explore the further adventures of our animated favorites! Keep Reading

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It's the Ides of March, which of course is a lot less tasty than yesterday (Pi Day), but of course, we all know to beware 60 of our closest friends conspiring to assassinate us today! Today, in honor of the downfall of Julius Caesar, I asked our cartoonists to talk about THEIR downfalls and weaknesses: Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Collection Connection!

Comics and collecting have always gone hand in hand-- many cartoonists are also comics' biggest fans, so it's no surprise that many cartoonists have amazing collections, of things both comics-related and not. This week, I asked our cartoonists to share neat things they've collected, or comics about collecting. Let's take a peek into the weird and wonderful collections of King Features cartoonists!
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Ask A Cartoonist: Women Who Inspire

Happy Women's History Month, all!

Women have been an important part of cartooning since the early days of the comics pages brought us cartoonists like Rose O'Neill and Grace Drayton. Today, the contributions of women in comics are undeniable: our very own Terri Libenson, of The Pajama Diaries, won the Silver Reuben for Best Comic Strip last year, Hilary Price of Rhymes With Orange won the 2014 award for Best Comic Panel, and Isabella Bannerman of Six Chix won for best strip of 2013. Keep Reading

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