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Anderson Answers – A Counterpoint Debriefing

The news of Counterpoint Media creating a new syndication division brought some questions with it. Counterpoint founder Nick Anderson was kind enough to answer a few of the questions we had. Foremost among concerns was, with this added to Nick’s schedule, it would slow his cartoon output. Said Nick: I will absolutely continue cartooning. I’m […]

Posted on: May 5, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, WPWG, Comments: 1 Comment

Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Begins with Washington Post Writers Group Cartoonists

There’s a new syndicate in town! Counterpoint Media to Launch New Cartoon Syndication Platform The expansion into syndication will broaden Counterpoint’s mission to support independent political cartooning.   From Counterpoint Media Group comes news of a new syndicate – Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication. Counterpoint Media, an independent organization of political cartoonists of all perspectives, will […]

Posted on: May 5, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Begins with Washington Post Writers Group Cartoonists

Pickles and Loose Parts Move to Andrews McMeel – updated

A couple months ago we noted that the Washington Post Writers Group was “winding down” its syndicated editorial cartoon service. Their comic strip division may also be slowing down, if not ending.  The creators of the Pickles comic strip and the Loose Parts comic panel have told The Daily Cartoonist that come June their features […]

Posted on: Apr 13, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Forum Communications Teams w/ Comics Kingdom

Forum Communications, an upper mid-west media company with a score of newspapers that can trace its publishing roots to 1878, has partnered with Comics Kingdom to bring their on-line readership the King Features Syndicate and Tribune Content Agency line of comic strips and panels. From DL-Online, the Detroit Lakes Tribune website: LOOK: DL-Online now features […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Tribune Media Services, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Forum Communications Teams w/ Comics Kingdom

A Belated Weekend Roundup

  Right-wing forces are still ignoring facts and promoting divisiveness. Liberals are still gutless. Religion is still the greatest threat to peace and self-expression. … The only big difference is that I am now old. My sense of outrage at the stupidity and cruelty of those in power remains the same, but my desire to […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on A Belated Weekend Roundup

Sherman’s Lagoon Relocates to Andrews McMeel

Sherman’s Lagoon, the comic strip created by Jim Toomey in 1991, is beginning its fourth decade by switching to its fourth syndicate. Sherman’s Lagoon started in Jim’s local newspaper The Escondido Times-Advocate on May 13, 1991, and was self-syndicated by Jim’s Pacific Press Features. The comic picked up a few more papers by the time […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Sherman’s Lagoon Relocates to Andrews McMeel

Comics Kingdom Blog Returns?

After nine months (has it been that long?) the Comics Kingdom Blog reappeared earlier this week. The March 7 item is not much, only a notice, but we hope it is the beginning of a return to the way it was. Past years had seen Brian Walker, John Rose, and other King Features cartoonists become […]

Posted on: Mar 9, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Kingdom Blog Returns?

Andrews McMeel Universal Jobs Fair

Andrews McMeel has a few job openings for qualified applicants.A chance to get close to where the action is. And – Okay, none of that blurb from The Swiss Family Robinson is true. Though spring is coming and if you have a tree in the backyard… What is true is the job openings:   MARKETING […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2022,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comments: 2 Comments

Jonny Hawkins and “Zoolies” Sign with TCA

Jonny Hawkins tells The Daily Cartoonist: [O]n January 14th on a beautiful Friday evening, I got an email from the acquisitions editor at Tribune (now called Tribune Content Agency) saying they loved Zoolies and wanted to syndicate it.  I was elated.  It was one week before my daughter’s 15th birthday. So, 33 years after it […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

KIng Features Syndicate Revamps Website

While we were all concerned about the latest Comics Kingdom problems last week (Mike Peterson noted, “Comics Kingdom changed servers and the last week has been very glitchy,” and Joseph Nebus explained, “The server it was on has expired and the link’s been infested with malware.” see Joseph’s comment below) along with that fix King […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: 8 Comments

Baby Blues Signs With Andrews McMeel Syndicate – Update

Update: As Jerry Scott informs in the comments below Baby Blues is up at GoComics. original January 12 post: Baby Blues, the very popular comic strip by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman, has switched teams moving from King Features Syndicate to Andrews McMeel Syndication. Kansas City, MO (January 11, 2022) Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS) will […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 5 Comments

Job: Editorial Production Assistant – King Features

Editorial Production Assistant Orlando, FL, United States   We are seeking a talented assistant who wants to dive headfirst into the world of comics, puzzles, and columns. This role will give the right candidate an opportunity to learn the work of comics, puzzles, and columns editors. The Editorial Production Assistant will support all our distributed […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Publishers, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Job: Editorial Production Assistant – King Features

Citrus County Chronicle Changes Comics Codex

The Citrus County (Crystal River, Fl.) Chronicle recently changed the comics lineup of both the daily page and the Sunday supplement, apparently without warning.                                            From today’s Chronicle: I’m wondering who decides which comic strips are taken off out of […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 3 Comments

When Arlo and Janis Beat Calvin and Hobbes

From Jeffrey Lindenblatt’s new Paper Trends installment: Since we started this survey one thing has remained constant: when an NEA strip is cancelled and the syndicate replaces it with a new strip, that new strip will have fewer papers than the cancelled strip. © UFS In 1985 we have the opposite; Levy’s Law was cancelled […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

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