News Around the Kingdom: Sherman’s Lagoon in Times Square

By ComicsKingdom Admin

Greetings Comics Royals!

For the past month, Jim Toomey’s popular “Sherman’s Lagoon” comic strip has been running on two of the famed Jumbotrons in Times Square.  This weekend marks the end of this fabulous promotion, which features an animated message created by Toomey urging consumers to select seafood items that are fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment. The award-winning cartoonist was approached by the Baltimore-based Campbell Foundation for the Environment to produce a PSA on ocean conservation. He created the animated spot featuring lovable Sherman the Great White Shark and his sea critter pal, Hawthorne the Hermit Crab, to highlight the need for consumption of sustainable seafood.

The 30-second PSAs are running on the “Bowtie Screen” at 1500 Broadway Ave. and 43rd St. (29’ x 56’), and the “Super Screen” at 42nd St. between 7th and 8th Aves. (26’ x 20’). Comics Kingdom Royals can watch the PSA here.

Sherman's Lagoon in Times Square

Sherman’s Lagoon in Times Square

In other news …

This Sunday marks the 55th Anniversary of “The Family Circus.” Congratulations to Jeff Keane and the entire Keane family for entertaining generations of comics fans with heartwarming truths and observations about family life.

The Family Circus

The Family Circus

Dan Piraro talks about the Oscars and provides the backstory for this past week’s “Bizarro” comics

David Reddick shares his “Intelligent Life” drawing process, starting with a rough-pencil sketch …

John Rose announces that “The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith” is officially a best seller


Terry Laban (“Edge City”) talks about the current storyline featuring Colin’s Bar Mitzvah project and gets very philosophical on sources of inspiration …

Finally, Terri Libenson (“The Pajama Diaries”) posted a fun radio interview that she recently did with Will Roberts, America’s Favorite Cowboy and Humorist.

Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom! Please join us again next Friday.

Have a great week!