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Bill Griffith ("Zippy") will present a talk on the evolution of Zippy as well as his new graphic memoir, "Invisible Ink" on Wednesday, March 16 at Columbia University (New York City) in the Butler Library at 6:00pm!  He will also be coming to Pittsburgh next month for two events: Saturday, April 2nd, at PIX, the Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo, he'll sign books and talk about his latest one, "Invisible Ink" and the night before, on Friday, April 1st, he will discuss the history of his strip "Zippy the Pinhead" at a ToonSeum event! 

Bill Griffith will talk about Zippy and his new memoir
Bill Griffith will talk about Zippy and his new memoir

 In light of last month’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) points out that while Lois Flagston is the quintessential suburban mom, she is also an attractive woman!  She wears contemporary beachwear in a recent Sunday page.

Lois Flagston from
Lois Flagston from "Hi & Lois"

Brian Walker (“Beetle Bailey”) shares some of Mort Walker’s traditional hand-drawn process for creating “Beetle Bailey”!  Also, we look at Mort Walker’s advertisements during a time when he was creating new characters on an almost annual basis!

Mort Walker's early work in advertising
Mort Walker's early work in advertising

 David Reddick (“Intelligent Life”) shows readers how his sketches can turn into comic strips!

Sketches by David Reddick, cartoonist of
Sketches by David Reddick, cartoonist of "Intelligent Life"

 

An
An "Intelligent Life" comic strip inspired by the cartoonist's sketches

 In other news…

 R.I.PPhantom” daily artist Paul Ryan.

The late great artist Paul Ryan
The late great artist Paul Ryan

 Finally, Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) posts his weekly collection of hilarious comics!

"Bizarro" by Dan Piraro

 Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom!

 See you again next Friday! Have a great weekend.

 

 

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