We are back from Philadelphia, and boy, what a weekend it was!
We kicked off the NCS Weekend with a very special Toast To Mort Walker celebration that included special themed cocktails, collectible Beetle Bailey pins, and a lovely toast from Brian Walker, Mort's son and one of the co-creators of Beetle Bailey and Hi & Lois.
From Family Circus to Women in Cartooning, King Features cartoonists sat on a whole bunch of entertaining and informative panels-- and we got to welcome KFS President, CJ Kettler, to her very first NCS panel on translating a syndicated comic strip to an animated cartoon. Her panel featured comics luminaries Lynn Johnson, Bill Griffith, Jerry Scott, and Rick Kirkman.
Last but not least, we got to celebrate on Sunday night as Mike Peters took home the Silver Reuben for his comic strip, Mother Goose and Grimm. You can read his editorial cartoons as well as Mother Goose and Grimm right here on Comics Kingdom!