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King Features to launch Comics Kingdom

King Features Syndicate has announced that they are launching a new public comic portal called Comics Kingdom this week. This new site will replace their DailyInk website and service and include a deeper archive, more puzzles and expanded vintage comic offerings. You will also be able to search for specific comics or comics related to […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Duluth plays chicken with Blondie and King Features

I don’t run blog posts about who’s getting picked up or dropped anymore, but this story has some interest into the business side of the syndication business. The Duluth News Tribune didn’t like that as a long time subscriber to Blondie (since 1937 – seven years after Blondie debuted), it’s been paying yearly increases on […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Comments: 7 Comments

King Features releases iPad version of DailyINK

Last week King Features Syndicate released an iPhone, iPod Touch app for their DailyINK subscription service. Today, they’ve released the iPad version of the same app. The app, technically is a single app that runs in both small screens (iPhone) and larger screens (iPad) – so if you have an iPad and downloaded it last […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, mobile, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

King Features launches DailyINK iPhone/iPad app

King Features Syndicate has just released a DailyINK iPhone/iPod Touch app through the iTunes App Store. The free download connects DailyInk allows everyone to access “dozens of strips, panels and editorial cartoons will be featured in ‘Today’s Comic’” and the ability to go back seven days for the feature comics. Those with paid subscription accounts […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, mobile, Comments: 5 Comments

DailyInk to raise price; going mobile

King Features comic subscription product, DailyInk, is raising their yearly rate on December 15 from $15 to $19.99. New subscribers or renewing subscribers signing up before December 15 save the extra $4.99. DailyInk has also announced that they are soon taking their comics to the iPhone, iPod and Ipad in the near future. The app […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Comments: 8 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Tribute to Jay Kennedy

King Features comic editor Brendan Burford, Zippy The Pinhead creator Bill Griffith, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell were brought together to pay tribute to the late Jay Kennedy who passed away in the spring of 2007. Brendan Burford, Bill Griffith, Matt Groening and Patrick McDonnell are paneling a tribute to […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Tribute to Jay Kennedy

King launches disappointing Oh, Brother! site

Before the launch of the Oh Brother comic strip, individuals I spoke with were very excited in what was described as King Feature’s first foray into a webcomics model for one of their features. The way the site was talked up – pre-launch, I really believed that King was going to create something bold and […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 39 Comments

King Features VP to be Google Doodle juror

King Features Creative Vice President Frank Caruso has been asked to serve as one of the jurors for the national Doodle 4 Google Competition. The competition is open for all K-12 students in the United States and is base on this year’s theme, “If I could do Anything, I Would…” A Google “Doodle” is the […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2010,  Section: Contests, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on King Features VP to be Google Doodle juror

DailyInk: Don’t use Internet Explorer 8

The fine folks at King Features have sent out an advisory to its Daily Ink subscribers telling them they should use Firefox and not Internet Explorer 8 to view their account to to performance issues. The advisory states that the issues “are related to the browser, not the site itself.”

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 8 Comments

Hackers break into King Features Comics Kingdom

The Washington Post computer security blog is reporting that readers of the Comics Kingdom section was compromised by hackers who injected code that prompted readers to download malicious software. The exploit was a newly discovered security flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The Comics Kingdom is King Features’ online revenue sharing comic product for […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Hackers break into King Features Comics Kingdom

King Features launches new “Captionary” feature

King Features Syndicate is launching a new interactive feature called “Captionary” for it’s Comics Kingdom product. The new feature allows readers to write the captions of cartoons drawn by Dan Piraro, Mike Peters, Hilary Price, Vic Lee and Rina Piccolo. “In the same way people are attracted to The New Yorker CaptionIt contests, news sites […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: 6 Comments

King Features Launches Zits Audio Comics

King Features has unveiled their official Zits Motion Comics. From Comics Kingdom: Comics Kingdom™ now showcases the hilarious, first-of-its-kind Zits Motion Comics, based on the widely-popular comic strip, Zits. These 30-second motion comics are a cross between the beloved print newspaper comic strip and animated comics.” A channel for “Jeremy” has been set up on […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 19 Comments

Year end review for 2008: Rollercoaster

2008 might well be described in a word as a roller coaster or to many a third and fourth quarter stock market ride. Clearly many cartoonist achieved career highs and milestones, but for many cartoonist who live and die in the newspaper, there was a lot of dying. In writing this review, I can’t help […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2008,  Section: AAEC, Awards, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, King Features, Mohammed Cartoon, Museums, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Tribune Media Services, United Media, web comics, Comments: 13 Comments

Comics Kingdom launches today

King Features officially launches its Comics Kingdom product today. Comics Kingdom is a new web application that newspapers can embed on their site and provides their readers with access to King Feature’s portfolio of 60+ strips. It also allows the newspapers to sell advertising to accompany the comic page. The premise behind this new type […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 17 Comments

King Features launches comic web application

King Features has released a new embed-able comic application called Comics Kingdom that allows any newspaper to deploy a comic page easily. The application allows users to view a 30 day archive of King’s comics, ability to rate and comment on a comic, zoom in for a larger view, and to add the page to […]

Posted on: May 15, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Web Sites, Comments: 5 Comments