Cartoon News Briefs

Keith Knight lives just outside of Chapel Hill, NC, these days, but from 1990-2008, he resided in San Francisco where he created his instantly recognizable comic strip “The K Chronicles,” the basis for Hulu comedy series “Woke.” Back in the city recently for a red-carpet event at the Cartoon Art Museum, celebrating both the exhibition of his work there, “Keith Knight’s WOKE in San Francisco,” (through June 26) and the second season of “Woke,” which begins April 8, Knight found himself in an unusual position for a former longtime San Franciscan: staying in a hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Keith Knight returns to San Francisco and 48 Hills interviews him. 
As does The San Francisco Examiner and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Also an exhibit also in The SF Bay Area:

“We’re looking at his childhood and early career,” Clark said. “And we’re looking at cartoonists who were active in 1920s and ’30s.”

The exhibit pays tribute to the cartoonists who influenced Schulz.

Percy Crosby, Roy Crane, George Herriman, Al Capp, Bill Mauldin, and Charles Schulz
are some of the cartoonists whose original art is displayed.
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat has the story. 
The Charles M. Schulz Museum has the exhibit. 



WEBTOON, the world’s largest digital comics platform, and DC today revealed a new slate of digital comics. Part of a previously announced creative partnership, the new digital comics slate will be available exclusively on WEBTOON, introducing a new audience of comics fans to the DC Universe and DC’s iconic characters. New original series will launch throughout 2022, starting with VIXEN: NYC (May 26), and RED HOOD: OUTLAWS and ?ZATANNA & THE RIPPER launching later this summer. Final launch dates will be announced shortly.

DC Comics announces three new series scheduled to appear on the vertical webcomic platform Webtoon. 

VIXEN: NYC written by Jasmine Walls with lead artist Manou Azumi

RED HOOD: OUTLAWS written by Patrick R. Young with art by Nico Bascuñán

ZATANNA & THE RIPPER written by Sarah Dealy and lead artist Syro

© DC Comics

More information at Comics Beat and Gizmodo.


If you thought $2.00 or $3.00 was a lot to pay for your daily newspaper,
get ready to pay more for newspapers, books, and comics.

“The ongoing strike in some Nordic paper mills aggravates the situation not only in Europe, but also in other countries such as the US,” WPCF said in a statement released today (24 March).

“The stocks of printing companies will not last until the strike has been settled and printers will be forced to announce to their customers their incapacity to fulfil the orders. The inability to print will cause large financial losses not only to the printing company, but also to the final customer.”

Ford Bowers, director, Printing United Alliance (US)
“Print as an industry is uniquely threatened by the supply chain issues that are roiling economies around the world, especially as it relates to paper shortages. This creates a ripple effect as lack of paper products, marketing materials, packaging, and other necessities of business creates a drag on recovery in many different markets.


That disruption hits close to home for those of us awaiting the first volume of the Terry and the Pirates Master Collection originally due last month.

Without a doubt, you have heard about the many supply chain issues that are the cause of many delays and shortages in every type of production at the moment. When we sent Terry and the Pirates: The Master Collection, Vol. 1 and Vol. 13 to the printer, we kept our fingers crossed that we wouldn’t be too affected by supply chain issues. But it looks like we are facing delays, just like everyone else.

In talking with our printer, our shipment of books is scheduled to arrive in California the week of June 6. We will fill the orders as soon as we can after we receive the shipments. The new Diamond release date is June 29.

The Library of American Comics message is only a little less stinging by
the inclusion of a new Terry and The Pirates tabloid page by Howard Chaykin.

© Tribune Content Agency


Cartoonists and Editors live in different worlds.

© Dave Granlund

Last week’s Top Ten Cagle Cartoons illustrate a difference.

The Top Ten most reprinted editorial cartoons this week again show the stark contrast between what newspaper editors want, what cartoonists want to draw and what we are seeing on the TV news.

Cartoonists want to draw cartoons about Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine, which is dominating the television news. Editors have little interest in cartoons about the war. In the past week, only one popular cartoon mentions the war or mentions Putin, in a combined gag about Will Smith and President Biden. It seems like editorial cartoonists and newspaper editors are living in different worlds.