November 14th, 2014

News Around the Kingdom: Veteran’s Day and “Outlaw Pete”

by The King

Dear Comics Kingdom Royals,

Comcis Kingdom proudly announces the publication of “Outlaw Pete” that Frank Caruso, Vice President of Creative Services at King Features, co-authored and illustrated with the one-and-only Bruce Springsteen.  Published by Simon & Schuster, “Outlaw Pete” is a picture book that was inspired, word-for-word, from a ballad of the same name on Springsteen’s 2009 album, “Working on a Dream.” “Outlaw Pete” is a modern legend of a career criminal who begins his life of crime by robbing a bank in his diapers. From then on, his sins only multiply and he becomes an outlaw, killer and a thief. He eventually seeks redemption, but it is too late.


At KIng Features, Frank Caruso has upheld the mantle of Popeye, Betty Boop and other
classic comic properties. Caruso has contributed as a writer/cartoonist to
various humor magazines and created the graphic novel “Heart Transplant” with Andrew
Vachss covering the topic of bullying. He won two Emmys for his work on the children’s safety show “SeeMore’s Playhouse.”

Fans can purchase the book here.

In other news…

Did you get a chance to read this week’s “Ask A Cartoonist?” If not, it’s a great post about Veteran’s Day and well worth reading …

Mary Worth gets a goth makeover from Dethany of “On the Fastrack” …

“Beetle Bailey” saluted veterans with a classic comic …

Dean Young (“Blondie”) introduces fans to a new addition to his family

Dan Piraro unveils his new “Bizarro” website and shares details about how fans can help fund a cartoonist documentary in which he appears  …

Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) talks about leaf peeping season with mentions of The New Yorker and the Grateful Dead …

David Reddick gives a sneak peek of some upcoming “Intelligent Life” sketchwork

John Rose (“Barney Google and Snuffy Smith”) meets the author and illustrator of “The Berenstain Bears” books …

Check out the new and improved “Safe Havens” here

Finally, new Popeye-branded apparel is available from

Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom. Have a great week!




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