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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

Good Booking at Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Weekly recently reported on AMP. “In early 2020, we were holding our breath—we didn’t know what to expect,” said Andrews McMeel Publishing president and publisher Kirsty Melville. “It turned out to be a very good year, and 2021 just continued that momentum.” Sales last year were up 25% from 2019, she added. AMP, a […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Publishers, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Good Booking at Andrews McMeel Publishing

Cartoon News Briefs

Keith Knight lives just outside of Chapel Hill, NC, these days, but from 1990-2008, he resided in San Francisco where he created his instantly recognizable comic strip “The K Chronicles,” the basis for Hulu comedy series “Woke.” Back in the city recently for a red-carpet event at the Cartoon Art Museum, celebrating both the exhibition […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Newspaper industry, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon News Briefs

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

Is Paper a Part of Comics’ Future

With newspapers increasingly NOT publishing on a daily schedule and subscribers being referred to websites to read their favorite comic strips (and the box scores, and stock listings, and the …) and comic book print runs these days not breaking 50,000 copies for almost all titles. It seems the future is digital.    From TechCrunch: […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Is Paper a Part of Comics’ Future