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King Features and Legible Partner to Entertain Canadians Online

Comics distributor King Features Syndicate has partnered with online bookstore Legible to provide digital content for Canadian readers. Excerpts from the press release via Business Wire:

Legible Inc. is delighted to announce that it has partnered with King Features Syndicate, a Division of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, to become their first online distributor of content to readers in Canada.

Legible will offer classic and new King Features comics to readers across Canada via the Company’s browser-based, mobile first online bookstore and reading platform. Legible will also explore collaboration with King Features to develop unique animated digital comics and interactive puzzles and games through Legible Publishing’s Living Books vertical.

Newsday Reviews Stan Goldberg Exhibit

Newsday profiles cartoonist Stan Goldberg while reviewing the current exhibit:

With texts punctuated by pictures, the show is laid out almost like a storyboard, following Goldberg’s start in the industry, through decades of his work, to the accolades and awards that followed.

For those not able to get around the paywall, Mike Lynch provides screenshots.

© Archie Comics; hat tip Arthur Chertowsky

Todd Klein’s Longest Lived Title Logo

© Manuscript Press

Recently Anthony Tollin, who I worked with in the DC Production Department in the late 1970s-early 1980s, wrote to me on Facebook:

Hey, Todd, it occurs to me that your COMICS REVUE logo has probably appeared on more issues than any other logo you designed. It’s appeared on around 352 covers (290 regular issues, 80 double-issue covers plus two CR Annuals).

Letterer Todd Klein reflects on that Comics Revue logo and others that didn’t survive as long.

Franklin Gets His Due

photo: Christopher Chung/The Press Democrat

For almost two decades, a large, two-tiered pedestal has sat empty in the quad of Piner High School.

Longtime staffers heard stories of plans made, and plans discarded, for something that would sit atop the pedestal.

Something, or someone, that would represent Piner — its students, its staff, its spirit.

That someone is Franklin.

Kerry Benefield, for The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, tells how Franklin joined other Peanuts characters with a statue in Charles Schulz’s hometown.

Why Dilbert Sticks to Books and Calendars

On July 5, 1999, Supermarket News trumpeted that a new type of burrito was coming to 7-Eleven stores across the country. It would come in four flavors, cost around $2.29 per serving, and feature the iconic nonplussed, glasses-wearing face of Dilbert printed smack dab on the wrapper. This was no ordinary burrito: this was the “Dilberito.”

Chase Shustack, at The Daily Meal, recalls the Dilberito, a vegan burrito.