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Axios Snapshot of Hearst Communications

Hearst expects revenues to grow close to $12 billion this year, up slightly from the record $11.9 billion it earned last year, according to new figures from CEO Steve Swartz provided to Axios in an interview. Why it matters: A larger portion of the company’s profits now comes from its specialty media, data and software […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Magazines, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Axios Snapshot of Hearst Communications

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

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?

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

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

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