May 29th, 2015

News Around the Kingdom: Reubens Weekend Recap

by The King

Greetings Comics Royals!

Last weekend was an absolute thrill for the creative and working class members of Comics Kingdom. Not only was the panel discussion, “Cartooning and Our Culture,” at the Library of Congress a huge success, but Hilary Price took home the Silver Reuben Award for Best Panel Cartoon for her top-notch work on “Rhymes with Orange.” Way to go and Congratulations, Hilary!

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In other news,

Jeff Parker (“Dustin”) and John Rose (“Barney Google and Snuffy Smith”) posted must-read recaps of behind-the-scenes at the Reubens Awards.

Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) shares a book recommendation, posts his weekly collection of “Bizarro” comics and shares a hilarious YouTube video featuring Jeannie Schulz and Tom Gammill and cartoonists’ shenanigans engaged in prior to the Reubens in Washington. 

Norm Feuti (“Retail”) gives a shout-out to Bill Holbrook’s interactive Virtu/Noir app featuring Dethany of “On The Fast Track.”

Alex Hallatt (“Arctic Circle”) is writing a book about bullying entitled “The FAB Club.”

Jim Keefe (“Sally Forth”) posts step-by-step illustrations on creating a “Sally Forth” drop panel.

David Reddick, “Intelligent Life,” shares a rough sketch of Gwen in a “Star Trek” cosplay costume.

Finally, we wish a very Happy Belated Birthday to Terri Libenson AND Jill Kaplan of “The Pajama Diaries!”

Next week, Barney Google and his trusty sidekick, Spark Plug, return to Hootin’ Holler for their annual visit, to “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.” The special series runs from June 1 to 7. During this visit, Barney Google considers settling down and buying a place in Hootin’ Holler, but Snuffy Smith will believe it when he sees it!

Thanks for catching up on News Around the Kingdom.

See you again next Friday! Have a great week!






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