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Cartoons Have been Grooming Kids for Decades The last 12 months has witnessed a bit of a frenzy surrounding kids’ entertainment, from bisexual Superman to the first gay dads in Sesame Street to a brief kiss from a lesbian couple in Pixar’s new animated feature Lightyear. In response, reactionaries are rehashing moral panics from previous […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Events, International, Manga, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

The Way They Were (Comic Chronicles)

Al Williamson The auction last month of some of Al Williamson’s pre-Manning Star Wars comic strip proposal (we featured them on our Facebook page) prompted Diamond’s Scoop to re-present a Williamson profile from 22 years ago. Rip Kirby, of course, was not the end of Williamson’s newspaper work. In addition to a run on Secret […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were handed out Friday night at the San Diego Comic Con. Below are a select few with categories and winners in bold. Best Short Story“Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)“Generations,” by Daniel Warren Johnson, in Superman: Red & Blue […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazines, Publications, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

Webtoons Pays Millions to Comic Creators

Webtoon, the popular mobile online comics platform owned by Korean tech giant Naver, just announced its payments to English-language comics creators and the results are eye-opening in an industry not famous for its generosity to artists and writers. According to Webtoon, payouts to English-language creators topped $27 million since 2020, or more than $1 million […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Sandra of the Secret Service Returns as Sondra

In January of 1935 the first DC comic book was released – New Fun #1. It featured the first female title character of DC Comics – Sandra of the Secret Service.   The one-page more or less monthly comic strip was created by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson and Charles Flanders. Others continued the series until 1938, […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Sandra of the Secret Service Returns as Sondra

George Alexopoulos, “Center-Right Moderate” Cartoonist Invades the Digital Land of The Left

Scrolling through the sea of posts, pictures, and memes online can make conservatives feel like they’re outcasts. Endless screeds claiming anyone to the right of Mao is a bigoted and hateful person make up most of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. But a growing cadre of conservative creatives is trying to make its mark online and […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Weekend Roundup Come On a Monday This Month

As a cartoonist, I’m always asked about my greatest influences. I have quite a few, but my earliest — like many, many cartoonists — was Charles Schulz (Peanuts). Therefore, you can imagine how honored I am to be speaking at the Charles M Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, June 25! It’s a […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2022,  Section: Animation, Charity, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Newspaper industry, Speaking Engagements, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup Come On a Monday This Month

New to Comics Kingdom: Beware of Toddler – updated

Beware of Toddler by George Gant will make its Comics Kingdom debut on Father’s Day June 19, 2022, joining a growing list of webcomics on the site that includes Funny Online Animals, Gearhead Gertie, Rae the Doe, #Sales, Kevin and Kell, Safe Havens, and Todd the Dinosaur. The announcement was made as part of an […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Webtoon NYC Advertising Blitz Riles Comic Creator

Heidi MacDonald reports on the WEBTOON advertising blitz: I don’t take the subway very often here in NYC, but other local Beat staffers (and a smattering of other social media postings) have noted that Webtoon has launched a pretty prominent subway advertising campaign around town. I witnessed these Webtoon subway ads myself last Friday night […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Webtoon NYC Advertising Blitz Riles Comic Creator

Pulitzer Finalist Zoe Si Profiled

Zoe Si, a New Yorker cartoonist, was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize. A Vancouver woman is still reeling after being named a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in publishing. Zoe Si’s work has been seen by millions, splashed on the pages of The New Yorker and this week she learned […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Pulitzer Finalist Zoe Si Profiled

David Reddick Returns to Legend of Bill

Last year David Reddick excited fans with a teaser about Legend of Bill webcomic. Today he gave us the Reveal!      David gave us only a bit more to dwell on: It seems Legend of Bill will become a Comics Kingdom web exclusive –I don’t think this is an indication of newspaper print syndication […]

Posted on: May 9, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on David Reddick Returns to Legend of Bill

Comics Kingdom Bogarts Legalization Nation

Comics Kingdom picked April 20th to add Legalization Nation to its lineup. (Unknown if they added it at 4:20 a.m. this morning.) © Brian Box Brown Legalization Nation is a pro-cannabis comic strip by cartoonist Box Brown. When it was first announced earlier this year Comics Kingdom said it would be a weekly strip. It […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Kingdom Bogarts Legalization Nation

Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

PEN America has published a report on the rise of books being banned in public schools. Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and have long been an issue of concern to PEN America, as a literary and free expression advocacy organization. Over the past nine months, the scope of such censorship […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, International, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

Hey Kids! Comics! – Tax Your Bookselves

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2022 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Famous, Infamous, and Forgotten    The Art of Living: Reflections on Mindfulness and the Overexamined Life    Birth of a Beetle: The Magazine […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – Tax Your Bookselves

Cartoon and Comic Strip News Briefs

Sorry about the tight deadline (April 20, 2022) but here’s a fun project for the cartoonist in your family. RubeGoldberg.com hosts the famous annual Rube Goldberg Machine contest where building a physical Rube Goldberg contraption is the object. Now they have added a cartoon contest! Details and rules at RubeGoldberg.com   New at GoComics While […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Contests, Events, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments