Ask a Cartoonist
I know when I was a kid, I wanted to be a pyrotechnician...but my mom wasn't so crazy about me trying to blow things up in the kitchen. Eventually I settled on the somewhat neater but nonetheless just as explosive work of editing!
This week, I asked our cartoonists about what they wanted to be when they were kids! Keep Reading
I know it's not uncommon for me to turn on some tunes while I'm working at the King Features New York office, and I got to wondering about what kinds of music *cartoonists* listen to while they work-- if they do at all! This week, I asked our cartoonists to talk about their musical influences and what role music plays in their lives and comics! Keep Reading
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
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
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
Today is Drop Everything and Read Day!
Many cartoonists are VORACIOUS readers-- and their tastes span the spectrum! To see what kinds of books inspire your favorite cartoonists, I asked our cartoonists to tell me what they've been reading recently.
Today is the National Day of Hope, which seems like a pretty great holiday to me. Hope is a pretty excellent thing to have. For one thing, every day, I hope to see new comics that are going to crack me up.
I asked our cartoonists to talk about hope, in honor of the day! Here are their answers. Keep Reading
It's springtime! I know I'm eager to get out and about after hibernating all winter, so I asked our cartoonists what they're looking forward to about this Spring! Keep Reading
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
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!
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
This question comes from Kevin, AKA @cambridge73 on Twitter, who asked us to find out how some of his favorite comic strips are drawn. I asked all of our cartoonists if they wouldn't mind telling me more about how they draw their comics-- and here are the answers! Keep Reading
Some of my earliest crushes came out of the pages of my favorite comics. When I was a kid, I wanted to go adventuring with Prince Valiant, and the girls of Apartment 3-G were my idea of peak glamour. So, with Valentine's Day on my mind, this week, I asked the cartoonists who THEIR comics Valentines would be! Keep Reading
Everybody makes mistakes-- even our favorite cartoonists and characters. This week, I asked everyone to share some of their best stories about mistakes! Keep Reading
Happy February, everyone!
Boy oh boy! There's a blizzard brewing here at our New York offices and I'm getting a little stir-crazy. It's that time of year-- when it's been winter for juuuust a little bit too long. I asked our cartoonists for their own experiences-- and cures for-- cabin fever and winter blues.
Guess what? It's OPPOSITE DAY!
I remember Opposite Day, from way back in the first grade! But I never knew it was a real, honest-to-goodness holiday. So, in honor of today, I asked our cartoonists to talk about opposites, or to send me their favorite comics about opposites! Keep Reading
This coming Friday is Friday the 13th-- a day with lots of superstitious meaning, whether it be lucky or unlucky, for lots of people. Way to start the new year off, right???
I asked our cartoonists, in the spirit of the day, to share their bad luck stories and comics with us! Keep Reading
It's that time of year-- well, that is to say, the end of it! As the year draws to a close, I've asked our cartoonists to tell us about their resolutions for 2017! Keep Reading
As someone with both Christian and Jewish family, I'm very excited that Hanukkah is overlapping with Christmas this year! Since the Christian side of my family is Italian, the family traditions of frying dough work out perfectly with the traditions of frying latkes, and I can't say no to double fried food! As the holidays are approaching, I asked our cartoonists to tell us about their favorite holiday treats! Keep Reading
2016 seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye! But so many great things happened here at King Features, for so many of your favorite cartoonists. As the year draws to a close, I asked our cartoonists to look back on the year and their personal favorite highlights from the past 12 months. So many cartoonists here at King Features have done pretty incredible work and accomplished amazing things, and I'm so excited to share them with you right now!
Every year for Thanksgiving, I ask our cartoonists what they've been grateful for in the past year. Here are this year's answers! Keep Reading
Yesterday was National Philanthropy Day!
Cartoonists are always looking for ways to make the world around them a better place-- anyone who has dedicated their life to making other people laugh is already a step ahead of the game! Keep Reading
Friday is Veteran's Day, and we here at Comics Kingdom wanted to take a moment to honor the brave people of this country who have offered their service to protect their fellow Americans as well as those in need abroad. Keep Reading
Wow! We are hot on the trail of the US Presidential election coming up in just a couple of weeks!
Many Presidents over the years have been immortalized in comic form-- but wait! What if there's a better option? This week, I asked our cartoonists to tell us which one of their characters would make the best President, and why.
Hi, all! It's National Moment of Frustration Day! I asked our cartoonists to talk about some of the moments of frustration in THEIR lives, and in the lives of their characters: Keep Reading