March 11th, 2016
by The King
Greetings Comics Royals!
Bill Griffith (“Zippy”) will present a talk on the evolution of Zippy as well as his new graphic memoir, “Invisible Ink” on Wednesday, March 16 at Columbia University (New York City) in the Butler Library at 6:00pm! He will also be coming to Pittsburgh next month for two events: Saturday, April 2nd, at PIX, the Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo, he’ll sign books and talk about his latest one, “Invisible Ink” and the night before, on Friday, April 1st, he will discuss the history of his strip “Zippy the Pinhead” at a ToonSeum event!
In light of last month’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) points out that while Lois Flagston is the quintessential suburban mom, she is also an attractive woman! She wears contemporary beachwear in a recent Sunday page.
Brian Walker (“Beetle Bailey”) shares some of Mort Walker’s traditional hand-drawn process for creating “Beetle Bailey”! Also, we look at Mort Walker’s advertisements during a time when he was creating new characters on an almost annual basis!
David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) shows readers how his sketches can turn into comic strips!
In other news…
R.I.P “Phantom” daily artist Paul Ryan.
Finally, Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) posts his weekly collection of hilarious comics!
Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom!
See you again next Friday! Have a great weekend.
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