August 8th, 2014

News Around the Kingdom: Mark Trail and Tree Check Month

by The King

Greetings Comics Kingdom Royalty!

August is Tree Check Month and everyone’s favorite outdoorsman, Mark Trail, has joined forces with the USDA to help teach us about the dangers of the Asian Longhorned Beetle, and how we should check our trees for infestation to prevent the spread of this deadly insect. After checking out the recent Mark Trail strip on the topic, please enjoy this week’s News Around the Kingdom and check out the newly launched “Mark Trail” website!


In other news …

Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) love caves and using the word “spelunking” in casual conversation at least once each day …

David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) shares a rough sketch of an “Intelligent
Life”-inspired cast cartoon drawing of the Star Trek: VOYAGER crew …

Comics fans can read an interview with legendary cartoonist Lee Falk (“Mandrake the Magician”) from yesteryear …

Terri Libenson (“The Pajama Diaries”) shares a rough sketch of a vetoed comic that crosses the “gross-out” line

Popeye and Olive Oyl were spotted “vacationing” in Hong Kong …


Bill Bettwy (“Take It From The Tinkersons”) gives a thumbs up (or eight) to his new favorite tech tool 

Finally, Rina Piccolo (“Tina’s Groove”) has written a delightfully funny graphic short story about neighbors, centipedes and different types of screams. Read the incredibly illustrated story here and her blog post about it here

Thanks for stopping by. See you again next Friday!

Don’t forget to check your trees!





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