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World-Famous Astronaut Returns to Space

  Snoopy [is] scheduled to lift-off during a two-hour window that opens at 8:33 a.m. EDT on Monday, August 29. If all goes to plan they’ll flyby the Moon and eventually return to Earth in the Orion spacecraft 42 days later. This won’t be Snoopy’s first trip to space, having orbited Earth in a Space […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on World-Famous Astronaut Returns to Space

Robb Armstrong’s JumpStart Goes Hollywood

Deadline breaks the news: CBS has put in development JumpStart, a multi-camera comedy based on Robb Armstrong’s long-running comic strip. Wayne Conley (The Best Man) will pen the TV adaptation, which hails from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and CBS Studios. Based on the popular comic strip that debuted in 1989, JumpStart is set in Philadelphia […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Robb Armstrong’s JumpStart Goes Hollywood

Run Faster, Jump Higher Charlie Brown

When you think of great athletes no one tops Charlie Brown. Converse has teamed up with one of the most iconic comic strips for its next sneaker collaboration … the shoe company has teamed up with Peanuts in spring ’22 to deliver a new footwear and apparel capsule that will hit shelves before month’s end. […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: 2 Comments

Just Another Whatnot Wednesday

The misadventures of Big Nate are coming to Paramount+. The all-new animated series from Nickelodeon Animation Studio is based on the best-selling children’s books and comic strip written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce. Big Nate © Lincoln Peirce The show will feature a brand new story set in the ‘Big Nate’ […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Licensing, Television, video, Comments: Comments Off on Just Another Whatnot Wednesday

It’s Peanuts Season, Charlie Brown

Seems it is the season of Peanuts. Yeah , all those TV specials – but also… Well, other special videos. Beyond The Scenes is a Daily Show extra, and this one discusses Franklin as the Black representative in the Peanuts. Host Roy Wood Jr. talks with Daily Show writer Josh Johnson and comics creator Robb […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Licensing, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on It’s Peanuts Season, Charlie Brown

King Features Expands Global Publishing Program

From a King Features Syndicate press release: King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, is growing its global publishing program under the direction of publishing director Christina Nix Lynch to develop new partnerships for original content. The expansion includes new territories, titles, formats and […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, International, King Features, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on King Features Expands Global Publishing Program

A Wagonload of Wednesday Whatnots

  The character watch is simple enough to define … It’s simply nothing more, nor less, than a watch with a cartoon or other character on the dial, and although I can’t look at any character watch that doesn’t have moving character hands without feeling disappointed, the truth is that there are millions of character […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on A Wagonload of Wednesday Whatnots

The Time Has Come …To Speak of Many Things

King Features’ Classic Comics for Middle Graders © King Features Syndicate; Studio MDHR; King Features Syndicate King Features, owner and licensor of a library of classic comic strips, is expanding its global book publishing activities beyond reprint collections, including into original YA and middle grade titles featuring contemporary characters spun off from the originals. Publishers […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Licensing, Comments: 3 Comments

New York Giants and Marvel Assemble a Comic

From Assemble New York Giants fans: the G-Men are officially joining the Marvel Universe. The New York Giants are teaming up with Marvel for an Avengers-inspired crossover this season that is being billed as an “integrated collaboration” that will draw inspiration straight from the comics and thrust Big Blue into the world of iconic […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Licensing, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on New York Giants and Marvel Assemble a Comic

Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Journalism and beer. Beer and journalism. Philosophically, the two pair just about as good as anything. To that end, Fisher is excited to announce that ‘Transparency’ American pale ale, a beer brewed in collaboration with the @sltrib, is on tap and for sale in cans. Legendary Tribune cartoonist, @bagleycartoons, designed the label. Pat Bagley tweeted.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Graphic Journalism, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Still More Weekend Whatnots

    These days Red Ryder is less known for the comic strip than for the BB Gun. Even the upcoming Rodeo, now in its 71st year, is more famous than the comic. © Red Ryder Enterprises, Inc   Comic strip (and comic book) writer Stan Lee was honored with a NYC street.   © […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Still More Weekend Whatnots

More Weekend Whatnots

Alfred E. Neuman Funky Pop Funko has released a Pop figure of MAD mascot Alfred E. Neuman; this one more aligned with the current look of their collectibles rather than the 2012 edition. Though Tom Richmond, with the help of Photoshop, corrected a couple discrepancies. © EC Publications   SOI Maurice Sendak Exhibit and Bake […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Licensing, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on More Weekend Whatnots

Gahan Wilson Licensing to Cartoons Collection

Licensing for New Yorker cartoonist Gahan Wilson is now exclusively available on Cartoon Collections! On you can license Gahan Wilson cartoons for use in presentations, publications, web and classroom use, or buy prints and products featuring his cartoons. Details at Cartoon Collections.  

Posted on: Mar 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson Licensing to Cartoons Collection

Calvin and Hobbes Wall Art, Posters, Prints, more

Etsy is selling all kinds of decorative Calvin and Hobbes art for home and office. Book Riot shows the objets d’art with links to the Etsy pages. This seems like a lot of material from a man notorious for keeping the licensing of his creation down to books, a couple of calendars, and a few […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: 1 Comment

100-Year-Old Felix the Cat

Although there were earlier cats animated by the Pat Sullivan Studios, it is generally agreed that Feline Funnies, released on November 9, 1919, is the first appearance of Felix the Cat. And the cat became the world’s first animated superstar.   Although Pat Sulivan is officially credited as the creator of Felix the Cat, it […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on 100-Year-Old Felix the Cat