Ask a Cartoonist
This past Sunday was Veteran's Day in the US, and it was also the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the day that World War I ended.
Everyone here at Comics Kingdom would like to send our warmest wishes to all the veterans out there and thank you all for your service. Here are some messages of remembrance, recognition, and thanks.
Yesterday, people all over the United States went to the polls to vote for their representatives. We asked our cartoonists to share their favorite election comics or their cartoon choices for elected office! Keep Reading
Hooray! It's the spookiest day of the spookiest month-- that's right, its HALLOWEEN.
This week, our cartoonists are sharing their creepiest comics, scariest stories, and deadliest doodles as we get ready to dress up in costumes and crunch on candy! Keep Reading
We're very excited that today, King Features has joined forces with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center to raise awareness and help prevent bullying. While many schools and organizations participate by wearing orange today, a number of our cartoonists created special comic strips to highlight bullying prevention and awareness. Keep Reading
Halloween is on its way! Along with spooky music and sweet treats, it's the time of year for costumes! This week, I asked our cartoonists about their favorite costumes and disguises-- in comics or in real life!
This week, for a very special Ask A Cartoonist, I interviewed Jess Hock, the 2018 King Features Animation Scholar!
Jess is a comic artist and animator from New Jersey who is currently living in New York while pursuing her MFA. She also teachers stop-motion animation to elementary and middle schoolers.
We are really excited to have her with us to talk about her experiences as a cartoonist and animator! Keep Reading
Occasionally, one of the other folks here at King Features, will suggest a question for Ask A Cartoonist. This week, our question comes from Carla, our Global Head of Licensing.
Carla wanted to know: If you could have lunch or dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you want to talk to them about? Keep Reading
Hooray! It's starting to cool down here in New York, and we're looking forward to autumn-- to Halloween and falling leaves and apple cider and pumpkin pie and sweaters! I asked our cartoonists what they're up to this autumn, and here are their answers: Keep Reading
Sometimes, all it takes is a little encouragement to get you where you need to go. This week, I asked our cartoonists to share words of encouragement-- whether it's the words of encouragment someone gave them, their words to others, or the encouragement a favorite character showed another in comic form! Keep Reading
Summer's almost over! It's time for students (and teachers, and support staff, and all kinds of other folks) to go back to school! Our cartoonists are sharing their favorite back to school comic strips and back to school sentiments! Keep Reading
Today is the birthday of one of my very favorite cartoonists of all time, Mr. George Herriman.
As the creator of Krazy Kat, Herriman left a legacy that has been a huge inspiration to cartoonists for generations. Today, our cartoonists are wishing George Herriman a very happy birthday by sharing their favorite homages and memories! Keep Reading
Everyone makes mistakes! Sometimes for those of us who only see a comic once it's finished, we don't have any idea how many blunders or screw-ups it takes to get to that perfect finished product.
Here's some stories about cartoonist (and character) screw-ups! Keep Reading
MEOW! Today is International Cat Day!
Know the old phrase "herding cartoonists?" No? That's because it got shortened to the more colloquial "herding cats," but cats and cartoonists are a lot alike, and they share a long and symbiotic history, from the very early days when Ignatz the Mouse used to hurl bricks at Krazy Kat with striking (ahem) regularity! Keep Reading
Happy August! There's just one more month of summer left, so it's time to buckle down and plan that last-minute vacation! I checked in with our cartoonists to hear their vacation stories. Keep Reading
Music is a big inspiration to cartoonists-- whether it's a song that sparks an idea, or that favorite playlist that gets the creative juices flowing, lots of great comics owe their existence to music! This week, our cartoonists share their favorite songs or their stories about how music and comics fit together. Keep Reading
This week, loads of comics fans from around the world will be in San Diego for San Diego Comic-Con. If you’re there, make sure to check out Liniers’ spotlight panel, introduced by King Features President, CJ Kettler, on Sunday at noon and get a taste of the Argentinian superstar cartoonist whose beloved strip, Macanudo, will be syndicated by King Features this fall!
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