October 21st, 2016

News Around the Kingdom: Pairings, Foliage and Comic Art

by The King

Happy Friday, Royal Readers!

If you live in or near Pasadena, Calif., check out this cool program pairing cartooning and musical excellence!

Library Arts Crawl Event in Pasadena to Feature Dan “Bizarro” Piraro and Classical Guitarist David Margolis


Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro

Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro

  “An Author/Cartoonist Night with Dan Piraro,” renowned, nationally syndicated “Bizarro” cartoonist, will be presented by the Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library this Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 P.M.

Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/2enkLXf

Fall Foliage

This week, despite rather unseasonably balmy weather in the Northeast, Brian Walker posts another look back at a vintage Hi and Lois Sunday page featuring cool Fall Foliage. The kids are looking at the falling leaves and wondering why they all of a sudden have chores…

A 1961 Hi and Lois Sunday

A 1961 Hi and Lois Sunday

 And on the Beetle Bailey blog, it’s time for fractured tales from American literature. When Sarge falls asleep reading Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, he dreams about whitewashing a fence – and a hilarious fight ensues, as can only happen in the comics.

 A 1967 Beetle Bailey Sunday

A 1967 Beetle Bailey Sunday

 Carve for a Cause!

 Dagwood pattern for CARVTOBER

Dagwood pattern for CARVTOBER

 Dean Young and the “Blondie” creative team donated a Dagwood pattern and Mort Walker & Co., a Sarge pattern for CARVETOBER. Sales of the pumpkin-carving patterns benefit charitable causes.  Learn more here: https://www.carvtober.com


Sarge pattern for CARVTOBER

Sarge pattern for CARVTOBER


 In other news…

What A Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip. It will be presented at The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum from November 5, 2016 – March 12, 2017. For more information, please visit

 Intelligent Life’s David Reddick shares a page from his sketchbook.


David Reddick's preliminary sketch of Gwen

David Reddick’s preliminary sketch of Gwen

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose will be a guest at the New River Community College Comic Con in Dublin, Va., (just outside Roanoke) on Sat., Oct.29, 2016. Check out the site for more info about the event: https://www.nr.edu/comic-con/

A new Sally Forth book is coming soon.

A new Sally Forth book coming soon!

A new Sally Forth book!

 And last, but certainly not least, Dan Piraro posts his hilarious comics for the week.

 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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