July 25th, 2014

News Around the Kingdom: Comic-Con Edition

by The King

Greetings Comics Royalty,

This weekend, some of the most devout comics fans from around the world will make the annual trek to San Diego for Comic-Con International. Some of King Features’ own cartoonists, including Rina Piccolo (“Tina’s Groove”) and Ray Billingsley (“Curtis”), are attending as special guests and participating in panel discussions.

In other news …

Not many atomic physicists give it all up to become cartoonists, but that’s exactly what Bud Grace, the creator of “The Piranha Club,” did. Meet him and the wacky cast of characters at the brand-new “Piranha Club” blog. You don’t need a Ph.D. to get in …

Jim Toomey (“Sherman’s Lagoon”) has had quite the summer of deep sea diving. His latest expedition, Mission 31, included members of the esteemed Cousteau family …


Bif Bang Pow announces that it will produce a series of brand-new “Flash Gordon” products and collectibles from the 1980s sci-fi cult-classic film …

Get a sneak peek behind the script writing process for “Mary Worth” …

Alex Hallatt is fed up with the extremely popular and easy-to-lose loom bands

A “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith” reader shares a hometown photo

Get a sneak peek at an upcoming “Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog” Sunday comic featuring a formidable foe for Bleeker


Jeff Parker (“Dustin”) honors the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by posting some of my editorial cartoons from previous moon landing anniversaries

Len and Abby’s camping trip in “Edge City” is based on a real event … 

The kids in “Hi & Lois” enjoy some summer camp fun

Bill Bettwy (“Take It From The Tinkersons”) asks “Won’t you be his neighbor?” There will be perks! …

Gwen in “Intelligent Life” dreams of going to Comic-Con this weekend and cosplays appropriately for the occasion …

Hilary Price (“Rhymes With Orange”) shows why you shouldn’t skateboard in the house

Finally, Rina Piccolo (“Tina’s Groove”) shares her latest Audiorama comic involving Rob, a laughing baby and a high-speed stroller.

That’s all, folks! Have a great week.

See you next Friday. Stay royal.






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