News Around the Kingdom: “The Folks Behind the Funnies”

By ComicsKingdom Admin

“The Folks Behind the Funnies” is a wonderful film featuring timeless interviews with thirteen of King Features’ comic strip creators, talking candidly about themselves and cartoonists, past and present, who inspire them. From “Beetle Bailey,” “The Family Circus” and “Hagar the Horrible” to  “Dennis the Menace” and “Zits,” to name a few, viewers are given an intimate glimpse into their unique perspective on life and The Funnies. 

Like many independent films these days, a crowd-funding campaign has been launched on Kickstarter. Hilary Price (“Rhymes With Orange”) posted about the documentary here and Dan Piraro posted about it on his new “Bizarro” site last week.

If you love cartoons and comics, please consider making a donation. There is a week left to contribute to “The Folks Behind The Funnies” Kickstarter campaign.   


In other exciting news …

Comics Kingdom has its’ own Tumblr account. We will be posting and reblogging cool vintage comics and photos and exclusive stuff from our cartoonists. Check it out here

“Retail” characters, Marla and Cooper, make a crossover appearance in “Intelligent Life” when Gwen shops at Grumbels …


John Rose and “Snuffy Smith” are headin’ to West Virginia this weekend for a book signin’ …

Jonathan Mahood (“Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog) is embracing the outdoors even though November is quickly becoming Snow-vember where he lives …

Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) ponders the early days of basketball

The latest comic series in “Edge City” may cause side effects

Brian Walker and Chip in “Hi & Lois” aren’t big fans of raking leaves

Don Kruen, a fan of David Reddick’s “Intelligent Life” comic, submitted colored fan art of one of David’s sketches …

Rina Piccolo (“Tina’s Groove”) finds nothing is simple with Facebook

Finally, catch up on all the latest “On the Fastrack” news here.