Greetings Comics Royals!
After four weeks of stiff competition and too-close-to call voting rounds, we are happy to announce that the winner of Comics Kingdom’s 2015 Vintage Madness is SECRET AGENT X-9! Thanks to everyone who participated and voted in our comics-themed bracket-style competition. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
This week’s “Rhymes With Orange” comic strip hosted a guest artist! Now through Sunday, Susan Camilleri-Konar is taking over Hilary Price’s strip to bring us some of her cartoons. Rina Piccolo (“Tina’s Groove”) wrote about Sausan’s guest spot on her blog.
“Kevin and Kell,” is now available on Comicskingdom.com! Cartoonist Bill Holbrook states that “Kevin & Kell” is without a doubt the longest-running continually updated daily webcomic, having never missed a scheduled upload in almost twenty years. That’s incredible! Read “Kevin and Kell” here.
In other news …
David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) will moderate a discussion, entitled “WebComics Now!: A Discussion with Top Web Cartoonists” on the expectations, realities and desires related to setting goals in webcomics at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).
Jim Keefe, the artist of “Sally Forth” and “Flash Gordon,” will also be exhibiting at C2E2. Stop by Artist Alley (Table Q2) and say hi!
Tom Batiuk will be meeting fans and signing copies of his latest collection, “The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 4, 1981-1983,” on Saturday at the Ohioanna Book Festival.
Baseball season is underway! Now Popeye and Bluto fans can show their love of the game with the new Popeye Opening Day Collection from PF Flyers.
Brian Walker (“Beetle Bailey”) posts a great photo from Mort Walker’s college years, taken at his favorite campus hangout called “The Shack.”
Over at HiandLois.com, the Flagstons are doing a little Spring Cleanup in their yard.
Finally, John Rose (“Barney Google and Snuffy Smith”) and David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) post several examples of fan art. The future of cartooning is so bright, we better invest in lots of shades!
Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom.
Have a great week…see you again next Friday!