February 26th, 2016

News Around the Kingdom: Terri Libenson’s Upcoming Books and Bill Holbrook’s Fastrack Collection!

by The King

Greetings Comics Royals!

 Terri Libenson (“The Pajama Diaries”) is excited to announce she has a book deal for her illustrated middle grade novel, “Invisible Emmie”! This is a separate project from “Pajama Diaries.”  It’s part of a two-book deal with HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray imprint)! The book will be published in 2017, with a second book coming out in 2018!

Terri Libenson is the cartoonist of

Terri Libenson is the cartoonist of “The Pajama Diaries”

 Bill Holbrook’s (“On the Fastrack”) “Dethany’s Raven” Fastrack Collection is now available for sale!  It encompasses the introductions of Guy, Fi, and Lenore!  Get it here!

Bill Holbrook's

Bill Holbrook’s “Dethany’s Raven”

 In other news…

 John Rose (“Barney Google and Snuffy Smith”) gives readers a sneak peek at the strip he’s working on featuring five of the Smith’s farm animals!  He enjoyed drawing this!

John Rose likes to draw animals

John Rose likes to draw animals

 Brian Walker (“Beetle Bailey”) looks at early“Beetle Bailey” comic books published in 1953 that were part of the Dell Four Color Comics Series!  “Beetle Bailey” got his own comic book series with Dell beginning in 1956!

The first

Mort Walker’s 1953 “Beetle Bailey” book cover

 David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) says the germ of an idea often starts with a sketch!  He quotes Bob Ross to describe the process as sometimes being a “happy accident”!

Sketch by David Reddick

Sketch by “Intelligent Life” cartoonist David Reddick

 And finally, Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) gives readers the run-down on his hilarious comics for the week!

Dan Piraro is the cartoonist of “Bizarro”

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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