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GoComics Uploads Content for Postmedia Websites

It seems Canada’s Postmedia and Andrews McMeel Syndication have come to an agreement in which AMS will provide Postmedia websites with syndicated content (comics, columns, puzzles).   In a December 21, 2020 announcement that appeared on Postmedia websites: A brand new Puzzles and Comics experience launches Monday on your favourite Postmedia website. All the comic […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics Uploads Content for Postmedia Websites

Comics & Art: Cartoonists Chronicles-20201210

Some historical essays from the past week.   William Gropper: Social Justice Cartoonist   GROPPER, who was contributing to other radical magazines (like The Rebel Worker, The Morning Freiheit,  and The Revolutionary Age) as well as mainstream magazines (The Bookman, The Dial, and Frank Harris’ New Pearson’s Magazine), married his second wife in 1924, and […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Comics & Art: Cartoonists Chronicles-20201210

Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

November 7 Cartooning Workshop for Beginners with Rick Stromoski art © Rick Stromoski Learn how to draw cartoon characters and animals with Rick Stromoski. Kids will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters and a variety of expressions just by altering a few shapes and/or lines to a drawing. Students […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

Andrews McMeel Universal, Champion of Business

  Once again the Kansas City Business Journal has named Andrews McMeel Universal to its Champions of Business list., an award that honors Kansas City companies that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement. From the KC Business Journal: Andrews McMeel Universal hasn’t changed much inits 50 years. Yet it’s also […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Awards, Comic strips, Publishers, Comments: 1 Comment

KFS Comics Editor Tea Fougner Interviewed

Tea Fougner, Editorial Director of Comics for King Features Syndicate, was recently interviewed by Heidi MacDonald on the Publishers Weekly Comics World podcast; and they covered a lot in the 30 minutes. Ecomics – Tea, the guiding force behind Popeye’s Cartoon Club, discusses King Features recent dive into webcomics (Rae the Doe, #Sales). Career – […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Podcasts, Comments: Comments Off on KFS Comics Editor Tea Fougner Interviewed

St. Cloud Times Adds Dozens of Comics … Online

It’s been quite a spring, and few of the events of the past two months have offered much reason to smile. Sometimes we all wish there was something – anything – to take our minds off of it all. We feel it too, and we hear you. Today, I’m happy to announce that the St. Cloud Times […]

Posted on: May 8, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on St. Cloud Times Adds Dozens of Comics … Online

Tea Explains Comic Strips and the Coronavirus

Well, since Mike brought up Bakersfield… Bakersfield Californian Executive Editor Christine L. Peterson received a question about why the coronavirus pandemic is curiously missing from most of the current comic strips. On another note — because it’s all about the comics — why are all but “Over the Hedge” void of coronavirus quarantine mention? “Pearls […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Simone Slykhous, One of E&P’s “25 Under 35”

Simone Slykhous has been named one of Editor & Publisher’s “Rising Stars in Today’s News Industry.” This year’s list of 25 Under 35 includes Simone, Creators Syndicate managing editor. Simone Slykhous, 29 Managing editor, Creators Syndicate Hermosa Beach, Calif. Education: Northwestern University, bachelor of science, journalism with a minor in political science E&P managed to […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Creators, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists Contributing to Comics Kingdom Blog

Not to minimize the efforts of Edgar, who has been doing an excellent job of regularly updating the Comics Kingdom Blog, but it is exciting (to me) that beginning last week King Features Syndicate cartoonists have joined Edgar in posting to the blog. Brian Walker, Alex Hallatt, Wayno, Rino Piccolo, Jim Keefe, Bill Bettwy, John […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 1 Comment

74th Reubens – 50 Years of Andrews McMeel

The 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend and Dinner is being held in Kansas City, Missouri. The choice of Kansas City has to do with it being the home of Andrews McMeel, and has been since the company started 50 years ago. So it is A Golden Anniversary for the syndicate. Origins from ReferenceForBusiness.com: The company that […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Reuben, Universal Press, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens – 50 Years of Andrews McMeel

Labor Cartoonists Huck/Konopacki Retire

Labor cartoonists Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki have retired and closed their syndicate service. The introduction to their farewell message: In 1983 Gary Huck and I attended a convention of the International Labor Press Association (now the International Labor Communications Association). Our mutual friend David Elsila, editor of the UAW Solidarity magazine, introduced us to […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Labor Cartoonists Huck/Konopacki Retire

King Features Syndicate – Tribune Content Agency, Is a Merger Happening?

There is evidence to suggest that the minor King Features Syndicate – Tribune Content Agency relationship has just taken a major leap forward.   Above is a screenshot of yesterday’s King Features Syndicate’s page listing of its syndicated comics, new to the page are placeholders for most of the comics features syndicated by Tribune Content […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Tribune Media Services, Comments: 1 Comment

The Missoulian: No Opinion on the Comics Page

The Missoulian (Big Sky Country) has decided to rid its comic pages of opinion strips. Effective after Sunday, Jan. 5, the Missoulian is ending its subscription to the comics “Doonesbury” and “Mallard Fillmore.” Many readers have long complained about both strips. The leading complaints about “Doonesbury” [Andrews McMeel Syndication] these days is that the daily […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

December 20, 2019 Letter from the National Cartoonists Society calling for submissions. Note that membership is not a requirement to submit and be considered for the divisional awards and the submissions deadline is January 23, 2020.  

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

The Best Selling Comic Strips of the Past 40 Years

Allan Holtz’s Stripper’s Guide has provided comics researcher Jeffrey Lindenblatt a platform to present his latest project. Jeffrey has taken 300 newspapers, from large to small. and used them as a source to extrapolate the best selling newspaper comics strips from 1978 to 2019. Says Jeffrey: I decided that I would research 300 different daily […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on The Best Selling Comic Strips of the Past 40 Years