News From Around The Kingdom: The Making of a Comics King

By ComicsKingdom Admin

This week, the Kingdom would like to take a moment to acknowledge a very important date in Comics History. On this day, 85 years ago, Popeye made his first appearance in Thimble Theatre. The rest, as the saying goes, is history! Click here to read about the illustrious history of the world’s most popular and beloved comics character.

In other news…

This week, Hilary Price dares to talk “crap” in “What Strip Appeared in Your Newspaper?”

Dan Piraro offers a look back at some of his cartoons from 1997 and 2000. He also  auctioned off an ultra-rare, original Sunday Bizarro comic strip from 2007. The starting bid on eBay was $9.99 and the final bid was $715.00 (USD)! Click here to see the artwork.

Over at, see why Dagwood thinks 2014 may be his most restful year ever.

At, Hägar cartoonist, Chris Browne, cartoonist of Hägar the Horrible, was  interviewed by Mr. Media. Fun, fun!

Brian Walker posted the last three episodes from the 1967 Hi and Lois storyline, in which Hi is trying to quit smoking. Click here to find out if he is successful in giving up his cigarette addiction.

In “Tough Road Ahead,” Phantom writer Tony DePaul talks about a strange coincidence involving reader mail and how it raised the question, “What would it take to bring the Phantom down?”

Find out why life will never be the same for Bill Bettwy, ahem…we mean Tiff Tinkerson, in this week’s Take It from the Tinkersons blog post entitled “This Thing Is Too KEURIG To Be True.” 

Spoiler alert! It involves K-Cups®.

And finally, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, is going on a road trip! He will be a special guest at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s 24th Annual WILDERNESS WILDLIFE WEEK™

See you next Friday!