August 5th, 2016

News Around the Kingdom: John Rose Returns From Rob-Con!

by The King

Greetings Comics Royals!

 John Rose (“Barney Google & Snuffy Smith”) returned from a bodacious time at Rob-Con, the Tri-Cities largest comic book convention that took place in Bristol, Tennessee!  Read his post HERE!  He shared some fun photos from the event!

John Rose draws at Rob-Con!

John Rose draws at Rob-Con!

 AND, his new book, “Balls of Fire!  More Snuffy Smith Comics”, is one of the top sellers this week in the Comics and Graphics category of Lulu.com!  Get your copy today!

A new Snuffy book is available on Lulu and Amazon!

The new Snuffy book is available on Lulu and Amazon!

 In other news…

 David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) shares a l’il doodle of one of his characters, Mike, getting into the latest public obsession…Pokemon Go!

“Intelligent Life’s” Mike plays Pokemon Go!

On Friday July 29th, the Toledo Mud Hens retired Ed Crankshaft’s team jersey and the first two thousand fans at the game received a Crankshaft bobblehead!  Tom Batiuk (“Crankshaft”) is thankful to the Mud Hens for a magical evening and for putting their famous fictional teammate in their Entertainment Hall of Fame!

 

Tom Batiuk and The Toledo Mud Hens saluted Ed Crankshaft on July 29!

Tom Batiuk and The Toledo Mud Hens saluted Ed Crankshaft on July 29!

 Brian Walker looks back at 1964 when Mort Walker (“Beetle Bailey”) and Jerry Dumas created Sergeant Snorkel’s fantasies where Sarge dreams he’s a superhero!

Sarge the Superhero!

Sarge the Superhero!

 Brian also posts more about Vagabond Ranch in Colorado which appeared in “Hi and Lois”!

 The Miami Herald looks back at 1995 when curly-haired Margaret, a comic strip friend of “Dennis the Menace”, appeared on a Wal-Mart T-shirt that said, “Someday, a woman will be president!”

And finally…

 Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) posts his hilarious comics for the week!

 “Bizarro” is by Dan Piraro

 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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