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King Features and Comics Kingdom News

© King Features Syndicate In what we can only hope will be an annual event Sarah Rose joins dad John for a special Father’s Day week with the return of Li’l Sparky to Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. Cartoonist John Rose breaks the news: I am pleased to announce that Li’l Sparky returns again for […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Comments: 3 Comments

Syndicates Issue Statement re: Pulitzer Non-Award

The Big Three Comic Syndicates have released a joint statement on the Pulitzer Board’s  decision to not award a Prize for the Editorial Cartooning category in 2021.   June 16, 2021: Statement Regarding Pulitzer Committee’s Decision on 2020 Editorial Cartooning Award A joint statement from Andrews McMeel Syndication, King Features and Creators Syndicate:   Andrews […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Andrews McMeel Syndication, Creators, Editorial cartooning, King Features, Pulitzer Prize, Syndicates, Comments: 4 Comments

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

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

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

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

Comics Kingdom Video Channel

The Comics Kingdom @YouTube channel is now live! Catch classic like Flash Gordon, Krazy Kat, Beetle Bailey and more every week! Find some exclusive behind the scene clips from some Comics Kingdom cartoonists too! Forget Disney+, the Comics Kingdom Video Channel is here! From the “About” page: Welcome to the official Comics Kingdom video channel, […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, King Features, video, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Kingdom Video Channel

Comics Kingdom Delivers Overdue Rex Morgan

For a week, since Thursday October 24, Comics Kingdom hadn’t updated Rex Morgan, M.D. Rex fans opened up the page to the same strip every day for a week: And it was only the Rex strip stuck in time, no other KFS strips. Terry Beatty even had to chime in to assure fans that he […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Comments: 4 Comments

The Battle of the Century

So what fight was the actual Battle of the Century? Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries? Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier? Captain Easy and Bull Dawson? Maybe Stan Laurel and Noah Young: All contenders, but contenders only. The Battle of the (20th) Century was precipitated by the introduction of Bluto on September 12, 1932. above: […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on The Battle of the Century

On the 90th Anniversary Popeye Watch

Literally – a 90th anniversary Popeye wristwatch. Bamford London is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Popeye with the release of a new collaborative watch. The watch is made alongside the cartoon’s owner King Features, which has graced Bamford London’s GMT model with Popeye motifs throughout its design. Channeling the nautical theme synonymous with Popeye, the […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, King Features, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on On the 90th Anniversary Popeye Watch

NCS, KFS, More at San Diego Comic Con

Comic Con International, more famously known as the San Diego Comic Con, mostly spotlights comic books and movies; but there are a few comic strip cartoonists spread among the attendees. The National Cartoonists Society has a booth with cartoonists showing up throughout the weekend. Also there are some panels featuring comic strips and NCS people. […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS, KFS, More at San Diego Comic Con

2019 King Features Syndicate Directory Now Online

  Every two years about this time King Features releases their Syndicate Directory. They have recently released the 2019 Directory edition (in pdf).   Some notes: Maritsa Patrinos gets credit in the Six Chix entry, and Wayno gets same with the Bizarro listing. Maritsa took on duties this year, Wayno last year. Rina Piccolo gets […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 5 Comments

Popeye at 90 – License to Grow

  It’s the 90th anniversary of Popeye‘s debut (and the 100th of Thimble Theatre). But age isn’t slowing down the Sailor Man. His comic strip continues with reprinted Bud Sagendorf dailies and new Hy Eisman Sunday pages, and this year it was joined by a companion Sunday strip—Popeye’s Cartoon Club by various celebrity cartoonists. But […]

Posted on: May 30, 2019,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, King Features, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on Popeye at 90 – License to Grow

Comics Kingdom – The Fix Is In

  It seems Comics Kingdom has ironed out a few kinks in their Sunday page.     Today most (all?) Sunday strips that have half-page formats are in half-page formats.     And if you right click then “view image” the strip will fill your screen vertically; click on the image again and it fills […]

Posted on: May 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 3 Comments

Comics Kingdom Redesigned Website Goes Online

The redesigned Comics Kingdom website went up today (April 3, 2019).   At the Comics Kingdom blog Tea welcomes us to the new site: Welcome to the remodeled Comics Kingdom! If you’re a premium subscriber, (and we encourage to sign up here if you are not!) there are no ads and a huge archive of […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, King Features, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: 20 Comments