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  • October 13, 2023

    The Countess

    Get Into the Halloween Spirit with a SPOOKY SEASON ROUNDUP

    Now that we’re in the thick of October, the spookiest time of year is in full swing, and we’re welcoming in the season with a collection of our favorite Halloween moments from comics in our archive.  With strips ranging back to 2011, this roundup captures the funny and distinctive moments that we all look forward to in the days leading up to Oct. 31. Whether that’s braving a few horror movies, scrambling to get last-minute costumes together for a party, or holding back your kids (or yourself) from inhaling candy all day, these are the experiences that make the holiday itself feel special, unique and so entertaining! Enjoy 13 featured comics from some of the greats of Comics Kingdom, including: “Bizarro” by Wayno & Piraro “Blondie” by Dean Young & John Marshall “Daddy Daze” by John Kovaleski “Dustin” by Steve Kelly & Jeff Parker “Hagar the Horrible” by Chris Browne “Hi and Lois” by Brian Walker, Greg Walker & Chance Browne “Marvin” by Tom Armstrong “Mutts” by Patrick McDonnell “Sam and Silo” by Jerry Dumas “The Lockhorns” by Bunny Hoest and John Reiner “Zits” by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman BizarroJuly 21, […]
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  • March 31, 2023

    Alex Garcia

    NEWS AROUND THE KINGDOM: JOE WOZ’S MAZETOONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON COMICS KINGDOM

    We’re excited now to offer Joe Wos’s MazeToons on Comics Kingdom! Link in bio!Part cartoon, part puzzle, and totally fun, MazeToons features mazes with cartoon illustrations that are integrated as part of a solvable maze. Each maze is a work of art from start to finish, with many featuring holidays and celebrities, and whimsical new worlds to explore. Joe Wos has been a professional cartoonist since the age of 14. Over the past 30 years, his career path has taken as many twists and turns as one of his mazes, as he finds new and innovative ways to pursue his passion for the cartoon arts. Some highlights include spending 25 years touring nationwide as a performer, illustrating stories live as he told them; founding and running a cartoon art museum in Pittsburgh; illustrating symphony performances live with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; and exhibiting his art in museums worldwide. Joe has also been the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum for the past 20 years. With MazeToons — a unique hybrid illustration that is part cartoon and part puzzle — Joe has fulfilled a lifelong dream to appear in […]
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  • November 26, 2022

    Tea Fougner

    Editor’s Dispatch: Happy 100th Birthday, Charles Schulz!

    Hi, all! I hope you are recovering from your Thanksgiving feasts if you celebrate! Today, Saturday, November 26, is a very important day for comics history: the 100th birthday of Charles “Sparky” Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, one of the most beloved comic strips of all time. Usually, we only post about birthdays related to King Features comics, but Mr. Schulz was such an inspiration and good friend to so many of our cartoonists and had so much influence on the direction of not just comics but pop culture in the 20th century that we wanted to celebrate his legacy. Patrick McDonnell, the creator of MUTTS, spearheaded this project in collaboration with the Charles M. Schulz Museum to celebrate this special birthday! As you look around Comics Kingdom today, you will see many of cartoonists have contributed to this celebration by honoring Mr. Schulz in their comic strips. Here is a collection where you can see them all together! Todd the Dinoaur by Patrick Roberts Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis Rhymes With Orange by Hilary Price & Rina PIccolo The Lockhorns by Bunny Hoest and John Reiner Daddy […]
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  • April 6, 2021

    Edgar Ortiz

    TUESDAY’S TOP TEN COMICS ON SPRING CLEANING

    Nope, we’re not talking about pollen here. Here’s our Top Ten Comics on our favorite holiday tradition: SPRING CLEANING! …We really do wish it was just the pollen.   1) Dustin April 5, 2013 Yes this is our kind of Spring cleaning.   2) Arctic Circle March 15, 2021 Nothing like entering a deep existential crisis right before Spring cleaning.   3) The Lockhorns September 30, 2020 Wait…It’s possible to wait and do Spring cleaning in the Fall?   4) Hagar The Horrible March 29, 2020 Hagar has a very different idea of Spring cleaning.   5) Marvin May 12, 2020 “We” is wife speak for “you.”   6) Sally Forth March 18, 2014 We like Hil’s idea. A lot.   7) Between Friends August 23, 2020 What family heirlooms have you found during your Spring cleaning?   8) Pajama Diaries May 6, 2018 Yep. That’s exactly how it feels like.   9) Mutts March 30, 2016 Animal Spring cleaning sounds more exciting.   10) Beetle Bailey March 14, 2010 This is what Spring cleaning in Camp Swampy looks like.  
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  • March 30, 2021

    Edgar Ortiz

    TUESDAY’S TOP TEN COMICS ON APRIL FOOLS’ DAY

    Everyone wants to be a prankster on April 1st. With only a few days ’till the big holiday, here’s a list of Top Ten Comics on April Fools’ Day to prepare you and maybe give you some wild ideas!   Don’t forget to stay tuned for new April Fools’ comics coming this Thursday.   1) Take It From The Tinkersons April 1, 2020 It’s a joke, right? RIGHT?!   2) Blondie April 1, 2020 Okay but these kids really should apologize…   3) Hi and Lois April 1, 2015 Have you done your taxes yet?   4) Mother Goose & Grimm April 1, 2015 Funny or cruel?   5) Mutts April 1, 2020 Nooo we don’t wanna see Mooch or Earl leave!   6) Six Chix April 1, 2014 You better hope this trick is performed on April Fools’ Day.   7) Dustin April 1, 2019 What would you do if your doctor said this to you?   8) The Family Circus April 1, 2019 Nice try, kiddo.   9) The Lockhorns April 1, 2013 Should companies start recognizing April 1st as a free holiday?   10) Baby Blues April […]
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  • February 5, 2021

    Edgar Ortiz

    FRIDAY HURRAY HITS 02/05/21

    Friday is here! Let’s celebrate by taking a look at our editorial staff’s top picks for this week.   1) Take It From The Tinkersons February 1, 2021 This week, Helen returned to work. How did Ted react to these news?   2) The Lockhorns February 2, 2021 How was your Groundhog Day? Have you taken down your Christmas decorations yet?   3) The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee February 3, 2021 When you just can’t catch a break from politics.   4) Mutts February 4, 2021 Did you remember to hug your local mail carrier?   5) Six Chix February 5, 2021 Too tired from being tired.
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  • February 2, 2021

    Edgar Ortiz

    TUESDAY’S TOP TEN COMICS ON GROUNDHOG DAY

    Happy Groundhog Day! Celebrate this special day by watching the Bill Murray movie and by checking out our Top Ten Comics on Groundhog Day! Hopefully the little guy doesn’t see his shadow this year…   1) Mutts February 2, 2010 Technically he didn’t see his shadow sooooo…   2) Blondie February 2, 2021 A selfie worth fighting over!   3) Sally Forth February 2, 2020 We’re all secretly Ted.   4) The Lockhorns February 2, 2021 Oh that’s right. Have you taken down your Christmas tree yet?   5) Mother Goose & Grimm February 2, 2015 Nobody ever though it would come to this??   6) Rhymes With Orange February 2, 2015 Every year, the groundhog strives to perfect his shadow.   7) Hi and Lois February 2, 2013 Someone learned how to trick the system!   8) Marvin February 2, 2021 Groundhogs aren’t really weather forecasters…….Right?   9) Six Chix January 31, 2006 We all know exactly why he’s scared of his own shadow.   10) The Family Circus February 2, 2016 We all wish this day could be a second Christmas.
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  • January 26, 2021

    Edgar Ortiz

    TOP TEN COMICS ON CROSSOVERS (PART 2)

    Who doesn’t love to see their favorite characters from different titles hanging out? We certainly do, so here’s another Top Ten Comics on Crossovers! If you missed part 1 from last year, you can find it right here.   1) Hi and Lois October 24, 2017 Why you look at that; it’s every dad ever going to work! Plus a guy in a shaky marriage.   2) Mutts August 6, 2020 Someone had to tell Popeye to calm down.   3) Blondie May 4, 2020 Would you like to see Dagwood switch jobs with Beetle Bailey for one day?   4) Curtis March 5, 2020 A strip featuring Nancy and Curtis as best friends?? Sign us up!   5) Arctic Circle June 17, 2019 For Barney Google’s 100th anniversary, the mustached, googly-eyed star himself had multiple crossovers across many of our strips! Hopefully in this one, he won’t leave good ol’ Spark Plug for one of them speeding scooters.   6) Shoe June 17, 2019 Another Barney Google Centennial crossover. This time with our favorite bird reporter. Spark Plug definitely didn’t like the sound of that!   7) Mother Goose […]
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  • January 8, 2021

    Edgar Ortiz

    FRIDAY HURRAY HITS 01/08/21

    The weekend has arrived! Let’s take a look at our editorial staff’s top picks for the week.   1) Sally Forth January 4, 2021 Something was bound to happen sooner or later…   2) Mutts January 5, 2021 The one weather report that is always correct.   3) The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee January 6, 2021 Let’s keep the optimism going.   4) Mark Trail January 7, 2021 Mark Trail in a speedboat chase. ‘Nuff said.   5) Todd the Dinosaur January 8, 2021 Every kid’s (and dinosaur’s) worst nightmare.
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  • December 9, 2020

    Edgar Ortiz

    AN INTERVIEW WITH FLASH GORDON ARTIST JIM KEEFE

    As we continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Flash Gordon movie and our new Flash Forward anthology strip, we decided to get together with one of the participating artists and former writer Jim Keefe! As you may know, Keefe drew and wrote original stories for Flash Gordon from 1996 to 2003 for King Features, so what better person to debut Flash Forward than him??   This week we sat down with him to discuss all things Flash Gordon, as well as some behind-the-scenes stories from when he worked on the strip back in the day (did you know that he was initially rejected from taking over Flash??). Continue reading below for the full scoop!     Thanks for joining us, Jim! We’re here celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Flash Gordon movie (not to mention almost 86 years of Flash comics!). It’s incredible to see the character still alive in stories and media today after so many years. Isn’t it crazy?! “Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon set the standard for action and adventure right out of the gate, so no surprise there!”   So tell us a […]
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