May 30th, 2014

News Around the Kingdom: Character Development and A Studio Tour

by The King

Greetings Comics Royalty!

A big rowdy and rambunctious round of applause can be heard throughout the Kingdom this week for Bunny Hoest, John Reiner, Isabella Bannerman and Bruce Tinsley!

Congratulations to Bunny Hoest and John Reiner for being awarded the prestigious Gold Key Award and being inducted into the NCS Hall of Fame …

Congratulations to Isabella Bannerman for winning the “Best Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year” at the National Cartoonists’ Society’s Reuben Awards.


Another winner at this year’s Reubens was none other than Weird Al Yankovic, who was the recipient of The A.C.E. Award for “Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinaire.” Well done, Weird Al!!!

We also want to wish a Happy 20th Anniversary to Mallard Fillmore and share this great throwback photo of Bruce Tinsley! More to come on Mallard’s momentous anniversary in next week’s recap!


In other news …

Alex Hallatt (Arctic Circle) gets inspired by the idea of “floating suburbs” …

John Rose (Snuffy Smith) reflects on the meaning of Memorial Day  …

Dan Piraro (Bizarro) created a time-lapse cartoon of Lisa Simpson, who is 24 years old this year.

Bleeker and the gang celebrate Towel Day

Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker (Dustin) spent part of their Memorial Day weekend aboard the USS Midway, drawing cartoons to entertain wounded warriors and their families in hospital and rehab …

Interesting post from Brian Walker chronicling how Mort Walker came up with the idea of sharing Trixie’s thoughts with Hi and Lois readers …

Mary Worth shows up where you least expect her …

Finally, fans of Zits can enjoy a photographic tour of Jim Borgman’s studio …


 Thanks for dropping by and reading this week’s recap. Please come back again next Friday!








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