Cartooning can be a super solitary activity for many folks. This week, I asked our cartoonists what it's like to work alone, and whether they-- or their characters-- ever get lonely! Keep Reading
Hello, everyone! It's Jen, one of the comics editors at King. I find it crazy how our artists can come up with new ideas over and over and still remain hilarious and relevant.
So this week, I asked the question to our amazing cartoonists: "Where do you find your inspiration?" because I want to know! Please enjoy this post on how your favorite artists use their unique imaginations to keep you smiling every day. Keep Reading
Tomorrow is the first day of Summer!
Plenty of our cartoonists have fun summer plans. Here are a few: Keep Reading
Father's Day is coming up this weekend, so we'd like to offer a very fond Happy Father's Day to all the dads, granddads, and dads-to-be reading Comics Kingdom!
We've got a VERY special treat for you starting this Sunday-- an all-new-comic just for all the hard-working dads out there who love their kids. Introducing Daddy Daze by John Kovaleski, a comic about single dad Paul and his exuberant baby son, Angus.
It's June, and that means it's time for all you young aspiring cartoonists out there to don a cap and gown and explain to your relatives why you want to draw funny pictures for a living! Keep Reading
Every couple of years, I ask our cartoonists to talk about how tech has changed the way they work-- and every couple of years, the answers evolve as new digital ways of drawing, animating, and more, evolve! Here's what our cartoonists have to say about technology today! Keep Reading
Happy Mother's Day!
This Sunday, we'll be celebrating moms everywhere-- and here's a very special celebration from our cartoonists. Keep Reading
It's National Brothers and Sisters Day!
Gosh, siblings. Those are those people who tried to steal the Sunday comics pages from you every morning when you were a kid, right?
Love 'em or hate 'em, siblings pay an important part in everyone's lives. So, this week, I asked our cartoonists to share stories about siblings-- their own, or their favorite cartoon siblings. Keep Reading
George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat, died today in 1944. Krazy Kat is an absolute treasure of a comic, and everyone here at Comics Kingdom is so proud that it is part of our heritage-- famously beloved by William Randolph Hearst himself, Krazy Kat graced the comic pages from his inception in the bottom margins of The Dingbat Family until Herriman's death.
George Herriman's work inspired and touched the lives of so many cartoonists that we decided to spend some time today remembering Herriman's legacy and the impact he had on all of us. Keep Reading
Did you pay your taxes on time? Either way, you'll be glad to know it's National Stress Awareness Day! This week, I asked our cartoonists about what stresses them out-- whether it's comics-related or something off the drawing board!
It's National School Librarians Day!
I know that when I was a kid, I loved to hide in between the shelves in my school library and read comics in the back of magazines. It's one of the first places where I got to read comics that weren't in my hometown paper.
Libraries are fantastic places for anyone who loves to read, so in honor of school librarians everywhere, I've asked our cartoonists to share their favorite library stories, memories, and comics.
Sometimes, it's easy to let the doldrums close in on you, and to focus on the negative. One of the great things about comics is that the can provide a little bit of a pick-me-up even on an otherwise gray day. Today is National Day of Hope, so I've asked our cartoonists what they're hopeful for, or what makes them hopeful. Here are their responses. Keep Reading
Today in 1969, Cy Olson published this Office Hours comic, which covers an issue all too familiar to women of 2018. Keep Reading
Today is Children's Picture Book Day!
Picture book illustration and cartooning have a lot in common-- many cartoonists illustrate picture books, and vice versa. So, today, I asked our cartoonists to talk about picture books-- what are some of their favorites, what are their feelings about pictures books, and maybe even, what picture books do THEY have in the works? Keep Reading
It's World Poetry Day! Today is a great day to share a poem with your friends and family, or read a poem you've never read before.
I asked our cartoonists to share their own thoughts about poetry that inspires them today. Keep Reading
Happy PI DAY!
Mmm, delicious pie. It's also International Science Education Day. While people often separate the arts and sciences, so many cartoonists have a deep love for science, so today we're putting on our scientist hats and telling our favorite science-related stories!
The Academy Awards are coming up! I love a good movie, and so do a lot of our cartoonists. While we're looking forward to seeing who takes home the big prizes this year, I asked our cartoonists to share their own thoughts-- or their characters' thoughts-- about movies. Keep Reading
Happy Presidents' Week!
So, I was saddened to find out that Presidents' week is not, as I believed, the week when we ALL get to be President. I had some cool executive orders I wanted to sign!
Instead, in celebration of all the Presidents of the United States who've come before, I asked our cartoonists to share some of their favorite Presidential tidbits. Keep Reading
Happy Valentine's Day!
It's a day of hearts, flowers, chocolates, romantic dinners-- and, of course, comic foibles! I asked our cartoonists for their favorite Valentine's Day cartoons and stories.
Last week, I wrote a brief tribute to Mort Walker, which you can read here.
Mort offered so much of himself to the cartooning world, and I wanted to give all of our cartoonists an opportunity to talk about his impact on them. Keep Reading
This week, our cartoonists are sharing their favorite childhood entertainment-- the toys, movies, books, television shows, and yes, comics, that stuck with them and maybe even influence them today.
Hi, there! It's National Compliment Day, so it seems like a good day to tell you all that there isn't a better group of comics fans anywhere!
In the spirit of the day, I've asked our AMAZING, splendid, superlative cartoonists to tell us stories about compliments-- compliments they've paid, compliments they've been paid, and compliments that they've used in their comics. Keep Reading
Wow! It's Benjamin Franklin's birthday! Apart from being one of the founders of our country, Benjamin Franklin is still very much beloved as an inventor and writer known for his wit and humor. So, of course, in honor of one of our comic forefathers, I asked our cartoonists to share some of their inventions-- worthy of Benjamin Franklin-- with us today.
Happy New Year!
This week, we're talking about sound effects!
Sound effects are such an ubiquitous part of comic art and history that we can't imagine comics without them-- and big, bold, brightly-colored graphic sound effects often make their way into television and movies when people want to evoke a "comic-like" feel. But they're an artform unto themselves that plays a necessary role in comics and wouldn't exist if it weren't for the need to be able to illustrate a noise-- loud or quiet-- without sound! Keep Reading
Happy New Year!
2017 is drawing to a close, and we're getting excited about all the cool comics we're going to see in 2018!