Comics News for the New Year

The 2018 National Football League season has ended,
and so has The Monsters of the Midway comic strip I guess.
But wait, Da Bears are playing post-season and so is the comic strip!





Beginning in 2010, Peirce wrote eight hot-selling Big Nate illustrated novels, based on the 11-year-old wise-cracking hero of his long-running comic strip.

A couple years ago, he decided eight books would be enough, and that he’d like to try something else. So he came up with another idea, set in a fictional medieval kingdom instead of a contemporary middle school: “Max & The Midknights.” The graphic novel, which still focuses on a young hero and is aimed at middle-grade readers, goes on sale Tuesday.

Big Nate cartoonist Lincoln Peirce is releasing his new Max and the Midknights book on January 8, 2018 and celebrating the occasion with a meet and greet.





Travel Channel is bringing back Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, with Bruce Campbell set to host and executive produce. It is 100 years since Robert L. Ripley launched the eye-popping brand. Travel Channel is on board for 10 one-hour episodes.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is scheduled to premiere this summer.





You may not know his name or recognize his face, but if you read the Boca Beacon on a regular basis, Dave Horton has most likely put a smirky grin on your face many times over the past 15 years.

Dave is the designer of the “Hortoon” cartoon that appears each week on page 6 of the newspaper.

The Boca Beacon profiles Dave Horton, their local cartoonist.





Brenda Starr: The Art of Dale Messick
January 3, 2019 to March 23, 2019
Known as the “Grand Dame of the Funnies,” Dale Messick is America’s first syndicated female cartoonist for creating the popular adventure comic strip Brenda Starr Reporter in 1940

A Society of Illustrators exhibit.