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"Mutts" cartoonist Patrick McDonnell made an appearance at the NY premiere of "Shelter Me"

 Last week Patrick McDonnell (“Mutts”) attended the New York premiere of “Shelter Me”- an inspirational PBS television series that celebrates shelter pets!  He appears in the “Hearts and Paws” episode of the series which starts next month!

Patrick McDonnell draws some mutts
Patrick McDonnell draws some mutts

 In other news…

 Sally Forth has a hot new look for her nights out on the town with Ted!  Jim Keefe gives us a peek at the inks on his drawing board!

Sally gets gussied up for her night out with Ted
Sally gets gussied up for her night out with Ted

 Jeff Parker (“Dustin”) gets…and gives…a lesson in Latin!

A lesson in Latin
A lesson in Latin

 Terri Libenson (“The Pajama Diaries”) is pleased to be nominated for a Reuben Award for Best Newspaper Strip!  She, along with Dan Piraro (“Bizarro” for Best Newspaper Panel) and Bill Holbrook (“Kevin and Kell” for Best Short Form Webcomic), are nominated for awards at the event which takes place in Memphis next month!

Terri's going to an event
Terri's going to an event

 Brian Walker (“Hi & Lois”) looks back at how the “Hi & Lois” strip reflected events in the 1960s!  Mort Walker says, “There isn’t anything that isn’t grist for the gag mill”!

A look at Hi & Lois reflecting current events in the 1960s
Hi & Lois reflecting current events in the 1960s

 And finally…

 Frew Publications in Australia released a tribute issue to the late great PHANTOM artist Paul Ryan!

The Phantom and the late great artist Paul Ryan
The Phantom and Paul Ryan

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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