September 19th, 2014

News Around the Kingdom: Popeye Movie Animation Test

by The King

Greetings Comics Fans!

Comics Kingdom is excited to share a teaser video from Sony Pictures Animation, which gives a first glimpse of what Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and even Eugene the Jeep might look like in the upcoming Popeye Movie


Cartoonists, comic strips and comics fans will be traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin next weekend for the 3rd Annual Kenosha Festival of Cartooning, a three day festival of cartooning featuring a comic strip art exhibit, lectures, presentations, Q&A and meet-and-greets with cartoonists and an auction. This year’s festival features presentations by two of King Features’ cartoonists: Jeff Keane of “The Family Circus” and Terri Libenson of “The Pajama Diaries.”

Jeff Parker (“Dustin”) has posted about this this year’s Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and encourages comic fans to view and bid on the many online auction items up for bid through September 25th in support of the National Cartoonists Society’s Foundation.


In other news …

Check out the new “On The Fastrack” website! The strip’s archives now go back to 2000 …

Terri Libenson posts a rough sketch of a “Pajama Diaries” comic that didn’t make it to print

Flash Gordon is off on his latest adventure in “Flash Gordon #6,” published this week by Dynamite Entertainment. Fans can get information and purchase a copy here


Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) explains the differences between cats and dogs

Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) shares the first appearance of Thirsty, Hi’s next-door-neighbor and golf buddy …

David Reddick shares a cool Schoolhouse Rock sketch and reveals the actor who is the inspiration behind Barry’s voice in “Intelligent Life” …

Norm Feuti (“Retail”) discusses the difficulties of being topical in a daily comic strip with a long lead time …

Hilary Price (“Rhymes With Orange”) shares her favorite harvest poem and it’s not quite what you will imagine …

Finally, John Rose (“Barney Google and Snuffy Smith”) shares a photo from his recent “Chalk Talk.”

Thanks for stopping by and catching up on all the News Around the Kingdom!

Have a great week!




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