October 17th, 2014

News Around the Kingdom: “Hi & Lois” Anniversary Celebration

by The King

This Sunday marks the 60th Anniversary of “Hi & Lois.” Created in 1954 by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, two of the most successful cartoonists in comic art history, Hi and Lois remains a family affair today, continued by Mort’s sons, writers Brian Walker and Greg Walker and Dik’s son, artist Robert “Chance” Browne (who is now assisted by artist Eric Reaves). The sons have followed in the footsteps of their famous fathers, who are widely considered to be among the founders of modern cartooning.

To honor the strip’s momentous milestone, the creative team behind “Hi & Lois” developed a special weeklong comic strip series that spotlights six decades of family fun.

You can catch up on the special anniversary series here


In other news …

Hagar the Horrible grows his fortune with Zynga’s Hit It Rich Casino Slots game on Facebook …


John Rose shares Snuffy Smith’s recent comic crossovers

Jonathan Mahood’s (“Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog”) shares his latest “out of this world” Inktober sketch

Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”), “a poor man’s Walt Disney,” talks about the benefits of an inferiority …

Brian Walker condenses Washington Irving’s tale of “Rip Van Winkle” into four “Hi & Lois panels  in a Sunday comic from 2009 …

David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) spoke to BLEEP Magazine. Read the interview here

Rina Piccolo (“Tina’s Groove”) contributed gag ideas for Hilary Price’s “Rhymes With Orange” and shares the finished strips …

Finally, Popeye celebrated Be Bald and Be Free Day

Thanks for catching up on another edition of News Around the Kingdom! See you again next Friday!







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