Happy New Year, Royal Readers!
In this first week of the new year, SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist John Rose advised that he was interviewed by WVPT Public Television for their "Hey Virginia" program. Although it is scheduled to air Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:00 P.M. Eastern, John is also going to let us know via a link on his blog. We'll check it out then!
Our friends at MUTTS Central have been really busy pushing out the news via their website at Mutts.com. Between the thanks to fans who participated in the first-ever soon-to-be-annual Gift of Nothing Day on Dec. 30 to all the latest news about Patrick's creative endeavors to the shop that benefits The Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue Team, you gotta check it out.It's a really beautiful experience!
In other news...
In Part 4 of his BEETLE BAILEY 1971 Timeline series, Brian Walker looks back at a Sunday page in which Sarge, doubling as sports coach, has to give his team a pep talk before the game. The episode was inspired by the famous “win one for the Gipper” speech. To see how it all unfolded, click here.
Meanwhile, over in HI AND LOIS in his Timeline series, Brian takes an in-depth look at the masterly blend of story structure and graphic design of a 1971 Sunday page. The page is a perfect example of the collaboration between Mort Walker and Dik Browne, one of the legendary partnerships in the history of comics. Check it out.
Last but not least, BIZARRO cartoonist Dan Piraro advises his fans about a landmark in his life and, as always, shares the background for some of his favorite cartoons. And, of course, he can't quite get away from politics... Check out his always provocative and fun-to-read blog.
Thanks for catching up on this week's News Around the Kingdom.
Have a great week, and see you again next Friday!