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WPWG Drops Rudy Park from Syndication Page

The syndicates have been busy this year adjusting their pages that feature the comics offered to newspapers. The year started off with Tribune Content Agency introducing Mt. Pleasant as a new comic strip. That was quickly followed by Andrews McMeel Syndication taking on the distribution of Half Full, and more recently dropping Tarzan from their […]

Posted on: May 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 0 Comments

MIke Peterson Sez: Check Your Syndicate’s Website

Daily Cartoonist colleague Mike Peterson posted an advisory on his Twitter feed: That leads me to point out a couple examples. After Buckles ended in March King Features Syndicate dropped the comic strip from its list of offerings. When they did that eight or nine other features fell off the page. Eventually most of the […]

Posted on: May 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: 0 Comments

Creators Syndicate & Northside Sun Online Allies

The Northside Sun of Jackson, Mississippi has partnered with Creators Syndicate to supply comics and cartoons to its readers on the newspaper’s website. It is a unique webpage format that I haven’t seen with other newspapers. Curious if it is the paper’s design or the syndicate’s. Newspapers and comic strips have been intertwined for ages. […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Creators, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Creators Syndicate & Northside Sun Online Allies

Kathleen Andrews – RIP

Universal Press Syndicate co-founder Kathleen Andrews has passed away. Kathleen Whalen (Kathy) AndrewsMarch 12, 1037 – April 16, 2021   Kathy was there in the beginning: In 1970, Andrews McMeel Universal was founded as Universal Press Syndicate by Jim Andrews and John McMeel. With an impressive company name and energetic young owners, Universal Press Syndicate […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021,  Section: Obituary, Syndicates, Universal Press, Comments: Comments Off on Kathleen Andrews – RIP

KFS Comics Editor Tea on Syndication/Submissions

Content syndicates are businesses that syndicate content to businesses that need content for their platforms— newspapers, magazines, tv and radio stations, websites, etc. King Features Syndicate Editorial Director for Comics Tea Fougner has tweeted a short essay on current syndication practices with a bit of history. The way syndication works today is that we are […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

GoComics Uploads Content for Postmedia Websites

It seems Canada’s Postmedia and Andrews McMeel Syndication have come to an agreement in which AMS will provide Postmedia websites with syndicated content (comics, columns, puzzles).   In a December 21, 2020 announcement that appeared on Postmedia websites: A brand new Puzzles and Comics experience launches Monday on your favourite Postmedia website. All the comic […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics Uploads Content for Postmedia Websites

Comics & Art: Cartoonists Chronicles-20201210

Some historical essays from the past week.   William Gropper: Social Justice Cartoonist   GROPPER, who was contributing to other radical magazines (like The Rebel Worker, The Morning Freiheit,  and The Revolutionary Age) as well as mainstream magazines (The Bookman, The Dial, and Frank Harris’ New Pearson’s Magazine), married his second wife in 1924, and […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Comics & Art: Cartoonists Chronicles-20201210

Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

November 7 Cartooning Workshop for Beginners with Rick Stromoski art © Rick Stromoski Learn how to draw cartoon characters and animals with Rick Stromoski. Kids will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters and a variety of expressions just by altering a few shapes and/or lines to a drawing. Students […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

Andrews McMeel Universal, Champion of Business

  Once again the Kansas City Business Journal has named Andrews McMeel Universal to its Champions of Business list., an award that honors Kansas City companies that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement. From the KC Business Journal: Andrews McMeel Universal hasn’t changed much inits 50 years. Yet it’s also […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Awards, Comic strips, Publishers, Comments: 1 Comment

KFS Comics Editor Tea Fougner Interviewed

Tea Fougner, Editorial Director of Comics for King Features Syndicate, was recently interviewed by Heidi MacDonald on the Publishers Weekly Comics World podcast; and they covered a lot in the 30 minutes. Ecomics – Tea, the guiding force behind Popeye’s Cartoon Club, discusses King Features recent dive into webcomics (Rae the Doe, #Sales). Career – […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Podcasts, Comments: Comments Off on KFS Comics Editor Tea Fougner Interviewed

St. Cloud Times Adds Dozens of Comics … Online

It’s been quite a spring, and few of the events of the past two months have offered much reason to smile. Sometimes we all wish there was something – anything – to take our minds off of it all. We feel it too, and we hear you. Today, I’m happy to announce that the St. Cloud Times […]

Posted on: May 8, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on St. Cloud Times Adds Dozens of Comics … Online

Tea Explains Comic Strips and the Coronavirus

Well, since Mike brought up Bakersfield… Bakersfield Californian Executive Editor Christine L. Peterson received a question about why the coronavirus pandemic is curiously missing from most of the current comic strips. On another note — because it’s all about the comics — why are all but “Over the Hedge” void of coronavirus quarantine mention? “Pearls […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Simone Slykhous, One of E&P’s “25 Under 35”

Simone Slykhous has been named one of Editor & Publisher’s “Rising Stars in Today’s News Industry.” This year’s list of 25 Under 35 includes Simone, Creators Syndicate managing editor. Simone Slykhous, 29 Managing editor, Creators Syndicate Hermosa Beach, Calif. Education: Northwestern University, bachelor of science, journalism with a minor in political science E&P managed to […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Creators, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists Contributing to Comics Kingdom Blog

Not to minimize the efforts of Edgar, who has been doing an excellent job of regularly updating the Comics Kingdom Blog, but it is exciting (to me) that beginning last week King Features Syndicate cartoonists have joined Edgar in posting to the blog. Brian Walker, Alex Hallatt, Wayno, Rino Piccolo, Jim Keefe, Bill Bettwy, John […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 1 Comment

74th Reubens – 50 Years of Andrews McMeel

The 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend and Dinner is being held in Kansas City, Missouri. The choice of Kansas City has to do with it being the home of Andrews McMeel, and has been since the company started 50 years ago. So it is A Golden Anniversary for the syndicate. Origins from ReferenceForBusiness.com: The company that […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Reuben, Universal Press, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens – 50 Years of Andrews McMeel