News Around the Kingdom: Ice Bucket Challenge Edition

By ComicsKingdom Admin

This week, the talk around the Kingdom has been feverish on the phenomenally popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has taken over social media and raised millions of dollars for the ALS Association. In fact, several of Comics Kingdom’s cartoonists and characters have taken the challenge themselves.

Cartoonists Jeff Parker and Steve Kelley (“Dustin”) were among the first to incorporate the challenge into their comic and editorial cartoon work


Even Dustin Kudlick rose to the challenge! After getting doused by his all-too agreeable and willing father, Ed, Dustin challenged his comics’ bretheren, Edison Lee of “The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee” and Daryl MacPherson, the father in “Baby Blues,” to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


Others who have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, include: Hilary Price (“Rhymes With Orange”), Popeye and Betty Boop!


As for The King of Comics Kingdom himself, he didn’t want to get his velvet robe wet! Royals can be precious like that! He did, however, make a donation to the ALS Association as per the rules of the challenge.

In “drier” news …

Alex Hallatt (“Arctic Circle”) shares her passion project, “Hoover The Hungry Dog,” and Amazon Prime users can get a free download of it here

Sandra Bell-Lundy (“Between Friends”) has created a heartfelt four-part graphic essay on her life as a soon-to-be empty nester. Read the first installment here

John Rose (“Barney Google and Snuffy Smith”) posted his interview with Blue Ridge Country Magazine

Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) explains why he doesn’t celebrate holidays with elaborate gift-giving traditions …

Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) posts Week Two of the Flagstons’ road trip in 1999 …

David Reddick offers a sneak peek at his completed inks/color for a forthcoming Sunday “Intelligent Life” comic strip …

“Zits” has a new comic book in Denmark. Issues #1 and 2 are out. See how handsome they look here …

Finally, Terri Libenson (“The Pajama Diaries) and Karen Moy (“Mary Worth”) are excited to be part of the collective narrative, “Bullying Is No Laughing Matter,” which promotes an ever-important anti-bullying message. More than 30 comics artists participated. Buy your copy here!


Let us know if you have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in the Comments below.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!