November 20th, 2015

News Around the Kingdom: King Features Anniversary Edition – Part 2!

by The King

Greetings Comics Royals!

 We continue to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of King Features Syndicate this week with interviews, stories, drawings, photos, trivia questions, and the like!

 For anyone who missed it, here’s a link to the video and a transcript of the “CBS Sunday Morning” segment that aired on Sunday highlighting King Features 100th Anniversary!

Brendan Burford talks to CBS.

Brendan Burford talks to CBS.

 The Christian Science Monitor reviews“King of the Comics:  One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate” and says, “this amazing book manages to squeeze 100 years of King Features history into 310 pages!”  If you haven’t already purchased it, get your copy today!

On Monday, The New York Times linked to the content of this week’s Editor’s Dispatch blog in the “Noteworthy” section of its Monday News Briefing Newsletter!  You’ll find a link to the insert supplement there!

In our “Ask A Cartoonist” feature this 100th anniversary week, cartoonists talk about what King Features Syndicate means to them!  It’s a great collection of stories, memories, photos, and pictures!

In other news…

Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) confesses he’s a cookie thief, and explains why someone is called a fan!

Hi & Lois

Hi and Ditto walk and talk

 Jeff Parker and Steve Kelley (“Dustin”) salute King’s 100 years!

Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) covers topics such as Lassie, bullies, and Memphis with his brilliant cartoons this week!

Bizarro by Dan Piraro

Bizarro by Dan Piraro

Bill Griffith (“Zippy”) headlined the 135th Comics and Picture-Story Symposium in New York City with a slide talk & book-signing for “Invisible Ink,” his first graphic memoir!  The event took place Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Parsons, the New School!

Intelligent Life” superfans Jozsef Csillag, with his wife Jerelyn, from Hungary, created a Trektacular SKIP statue in his “Star Trek: TNG” uniform! This takes fan art to a whole other level!

Patrick McDonnell (“Mutts“) will read from his picture book “Thank You and Good Night” this Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11 am in Lincoln Center, New York City.  Tickets are free and children are encouraged to come in their pajamas for a pajama party!

Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom!

See you again next Friday!  Have a great week.





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