Greetings Comics Royals!
We hope you had a wonderful week! If you love cartoons and comics and if you’re near Washington, D.C. TODAY, you are welcome to join us at the Library of Congress for King Features’ FREE and open to the public panel discussion, “Cartooning and Our Culture,” which is featuring six of King Features’ immensely talented illustrators, including Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Brian Walker (Hi and Lois), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange), Ray Billingsley (Curtis), and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Peters (Mother Goose & Grimm), in an honest and hsitoric chat on the history and impact of cartooning on pop culture. The event will take place at 11:00 am (EST) in the Montpelier Room of the Library of Congress’ Madison Building and is hosted by King Features in partnership with the National Cartoonists Society.
Good luck and best wishes to cartoonist Hilary Price who is nominated for The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award, the cartooning profession’s highest honor, for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year,” as well as “Best Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year” for her top-notch work on “Rhymes With Orange.” The winners will be announced on Saturday night at the 69th Annual NCS Reuben Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. It's always a fun night of jokes, laughter and memorable shenanigans!
In other news…
This week’s collection of Dan Piraro’s “Bizarro” comics includes mentions of “The Wizard of Oz,” Scrabble, and Hair Club for Men.
Hilary Price has posted another edition of her Charmingly Infrequent “Rhymes With Orange” Newsletter.
Brian Walker (“Hi and Lois”) discusses how Mort Walker made The Flagstons’ house into a home.
Ted of “Sally Forth” works on his “?Mad Max Fury Road” Lego Gigahorse for an upcoming “Sally Forth: Sunday Page.
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Popeye offers some delicious hamburger recipes in honor of National Hamburger Month.
David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) posts more of his incredible sketch art with a Sunday comic in-progress featuring Batman.
Jeff Parker (“Dustin”) gives a sneak peek of a sketch from an upcoming “Dustin” Sunday comic.
Jonathan Mahood (“Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog”) posts more “lost and found” items, including a note pad he found in a coat pocket that contains random sketches from 1997.
John Rose gives a teaser of artwork from Barney Google and Sparkplug’s annual visit to Hootin’ Holler in “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.”
Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom. See you again next Friday!
Good luck to Hilary Price and all of the NCS Reuben Award nominees!