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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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  • February 3, 2016

    Tea Fougner

    Ask A Cartoonist: Furry Friends!

    Everybody here at Comics Kingdom loves our pets!  And animals of all shapes and sized have long been an indispensable part of comics everywhere!  This week, I asked our cartoonists to tell us about their pets– or their characters’ pets!  Marcus Hamilton, Dennis the Menace: Dogs and cats have always been part of our family. Each one, over the last 50 years, has had a unique personality. Our daughter and son have carried on that same appreciation for pets into their families.A couple years ago, we lost little Bogey.   He was so special… I had included him in one of the Dennis panels. After losing him, Kaye and I decided we didn’t need any more pets…losing them was too emotional. But, our son in California kept insisting that we DID need a new little family member. In fact,he called one morning to let us know he had searched for Shih Tsu puppies on the internet and found that 3 puppies were available in our community. After seeing the picture of the little puppies, we took our grandson on a short “mystery trip” to let him help select one for us. Mini […]
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  • January 15, 2016

    ComicsKingdom Admin

    News Around the Kingdom: National Hat Day!

    Greetings Comics Royals! Today is National Hat Day!  Our cartoon characters sure do love their hats!  Do you have a favorite hat? Crankshaft wears his favorite hat Mallard wears his reporter’s hat Slylock Fox and friends wear their hats The Phantom wears his Mr. Walker hat Snuffy and Lukey wear their hillbilly hats Hagar and friends wear their horn hats and other assorted headgear In other news… There’s a crossover happening today between “On the Fastrack” and “Dick Tracy”!  Last year “Dick Tracy” writer Mike Curtis invited Bill Holbrook (“On the Fastrack”) to do a crossover featuring their respective sleuths!  Bill says:     “Last year Mike proposed a meeting between Tracy and “Fastrack’s” Dethany, who has an online alter-ego patterned after classic 1940s film noir detectives as she brings that sensibility to policing Internet wrongdoing.  We arranged for the two sleuths to meet in their respective strips on the same date.     I hope the audience enjoys the result as much as we had bringing it to life!” On the Fastrack featuring Dick Tracy   Dick Tracy featuring Dethany from On the Fastrack  Rina Piccolo (“Tina’s Groove”) has a speaking […]
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  • October 30, 2015

    ComicsKingdom Admin

    News Around the Kingdom: Halloween Edition!

    Greetings Comics Royals! It’s that time of year when kids, big and small, dress up as fun characters, eat lots of candy, and wait for the Great Pumpkin to appear!  Or at least, that’s what Ted Forth (“Sally Forth”) is inspired to do! Ted Forth waits for the Great Pumpkin. David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) gets into a similar spirit with his Inktober drawing!  Check out some more great Halloween fan art that he shared!  The video of his hosting of the Webcomics Now panel at Chicago’s huge C2E2 convention is now live! David Reddick’s Pumpkin Patch drawing. In other news… Love those crossovers! Jeff Parker (“Dustin”) tells us that on Sunday, “Blondie” hosted a Halloween party with some interesting guests! Blondie and Dagwood’s Halloween Party featured special guests.  A crossover is happening in “Mary Worth” and another strip starting November 3! Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) reminds us that Lois’ brother is “Beetle Bailey”! Speaking of “Beetle Bailey”, Brian Walker posts a classic Sunday page which features flashbacks to Beetle’s humorous times with Sarge!  Slapstick humor abounds! “Mallard Fillmore” has some entertaining guests over at his place this week including […]
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  • October 17, 2015

    Tea Fougner

    Editor’s Dispatch: A Pink Retrospective

    As many of you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month– a time to remind woman (and men, too!) to take preventative care against this dangerous illness, and to help support breast cancer survivors as well as the organizations researching hard to find a cure.   This is a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of many of our cartoonists.  A few years ago, Sanda Bell-Lundy and Between Friends were features in a breast cancer awareness campaign for the Canadian Cancer Society.    Here’s what Sandra said about her participation:  The succinct, visual nature of a comic makes it a great communication tool. Readers have told me that reading information in a comic format (either humorous or serious)  is particularly effective because they feel the message is reaching an audience that it otherwise typically wouldn’t. In addition to writing a comic for King’s Pink Campaign, I was approached by the Canadian Cancer Society a few years ago to assist them with their campaign to promote regular mammograms.  They asked me to use my Between Friends characters to create three continuing stories which addressed the most common concerns women had about mammograms. That particular campaign is done but you […]
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  • July 31, 2015

    ComicsKingdom Admin

    News Around the Kingdom: Limited-Edition Comic T-shirt for Charity

    Greetings Comics Royals, This week, two puzzle books from Bob Weber Jr., cartoonist of “Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids,” were published by Andrews McMeel Publsihing. Fans can now purchase “Slylock Fox Mystery Puzzles” and “Spot Six Differences” at Amazon.com. Slylock Fox Mystery Puzzles Also, new this week, a Popeye lifestyle collection produced by streetwear brand DGK launched online and is available at select retailers. In other news … Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) launched a new T-shirt campaign that benefits the Jane Goodall Institute. Twenty percent of every sale goes to Jane Goodall Institute’s global youth-led community action program, Roots and Shoots!  It’s a limited-time campaign that only runs until Aug 10.  T-shirt campaign featuring Dan Piraro’s “Devolution” Bizarro comic Legendary cartoonist Mort Walker reflects on what the first Sunday “Beetle Bailey” page, which was published on September 14, 1952, means to him. Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) begins a special blog series on Chip’s paper route.  Jeff Parker (“Dustin) knows how to beat the heat and shares a sketch from an upcoming Sunday comic. Jeff Parker sketch of Sunday DUSTIN comic panel Alex Hallatt (“Arctic Circle”) goes second-hand shopping in Spain and applauds […]
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  • July 27, 2015

    Tea Fougner

    Editor’s Dispatch: Two New Books from Bob Weber, Jr. and Slylock Fox!

    Bob Weber Junior of Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids has not one but TWO exciting new books coming out from Amazon TOMORROW.  They’re ranked in first and second place among upcoming puzzle books for kids– tough competition!  We’re very excited about these great new books available just in time for that summer road trip– so Bob joined us to talk a little bit about them!    Andrews McMeel Publishing is releasing “Slylock Fox Mystery Puzzles” and “Spot Six Differences.” The books are collections of many of my favorite puzzles from the “Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids” comic strip.     May favorite thing about these books is that the comic puzzles will reach a readership beyond the circulation of the 400 newspapers that “Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids” appears. It’s a terrific feeling to know that new readers will be discovering these comics for the first time!      I believe the books are appealing because they offer puzzle challenges that are presented with funny characters and humorous situations. The books are fun to read and fun to look at.     The advertised target readership for […]
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  • July 15, 2015

    Tea Fougner

    Ask A Cartoonist: There’s a Snake in My Boot!

    Tomorrow is World Snake Day!  Me, personally, I love those scaly rascals and don’t think they get NEARLY enough love– and that’s why I asked our cartoonists to send in their drawings of snakes for this week’s Ask A Cartoonist! Here’s a Kevin & Kell strip showing just how crafty snakes can be. –Bill Holbrook, Kevin & Kell, On the Fastrack, and Safe Havens Emo goth snake FTW!   –David Reddick, Intelligent Life   –Rina Piccolo, Tina’s Groove and Six Chix –Sandra Bell-Lundy, Between Friends Jughaid is always playing with critters of all kinds.  This is one of my favorite Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strips from a few years ago that featured Jughaid and a snake! –John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Just so happens that a snake figured prominently in a Phantom story last year titled “John X”. Kit was looking for an incriminating piece of evidence in the jungle flora. Despite Devil’s warnings Phantom dearly became a Ghost Who Walks for real. No worries…he got better. Just lost his memory for a while. –Paul Ryan, The Phantom –Bob Weber, Jr., Slylock Fox and Comics for […]
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  • April 22, 2015

    Tea Fougner

    Ask A Cartoonist: Treehuggers!

    Happy Earth Day, everyone!!! Spring is in the air and today is all about appreciating this awesome planet we live on.  In celebration of Earth Day today and Arbor Day on Friday, I asked all of the cartoonists to send me pictures and comics featuring trees to share with you! Zippy loves trees. He’d love them even more if they were wirelessly connected to the internet.   –Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead –Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix Count Weirdly’s genetically engineered monster maple. –Bob Weber, Jr., Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids Hank loved drawing trees and that certainly comes through in this daily panel from 1983. –Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace My favorite trees are those that you can get food from – fruit trees, nut trees and maple trees. –Alex Hallatt, Arctic Circle I love drawing trees. This one celebrates trees in the fall and those who should not rake its leaves. –Terri Libenson, The Pajama Diaries I LOVE drawing trees… cartoony leaves, branches, bark… it’s so organic. I always loved climbing them as a kid, too. There’s something about the “nook” feeling of the right tree branch for […]
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  • April 8, 2015

    Tea Fougner

    Ask A Cartoonist: Draw a Bird Day!

    The signs of spring are upon us, and with them: National Draw-A-Bird Day! Did you know this was an actual day? I sure didn’t. But hey, cartoonists LOVE excuses to draw birds, which is why this post is jam-packed with everyone’s favorite bird drawings, past and present!!!! So, before you pick up your pencil, pen, crayon or brush and join in, take a look at some of these fine feathered friends.   I had dinner with Sandra Bell-Lundy last night, and drew this on the table (the place had crayons and the tables were covered in paper so that people could draw)…that’s a shadow of the base of my wine glass!    The second one i did in my sketchbook–    –Rina Piccolo, Six Chix and Tina’s Groove   This is a crayon drawing of a bird drawn on the paper table cloth at Jack Astors at a recent get-together with a few cartoonist friends. Rina (Piccolo) was monopolizing the table with her cartoons (much to our amusement) so I drew this bird sitting on one of her cartoon bird’s head. Rina didn’t mind.    –Sandra Bell-Lundy, Between Friends This was […]
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