Tomorrow, Monday December 2, King Features will be launching a new web site, ComicsKingdom.com. At this all-new, free comics destination, readers will be able to access all of the syndicate’s features, including daily and Sunday episodes of our two strips, Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois.
For a small annual subscription fee, they can also enjoy expanded offerings at Comics Kingdom Royal, including the ability to design a custom comics page, receive daily email updates, save favorite artwork in a scrapbook and view vintage comic strips. Current subscribers to DailyINK will be able to use the premium service at no extra cost. Be sure to check it out when it goes live.
This past weekend we were thrilled to attend the opening of the brand-new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In recognition of his continuing efforts to preserve and display original cartoon art by creating the Museum of Cartoon Art (later the International Museum of Cartoon Art), and, later, donating the vast collection to Ohio State, Mort was honored by having a gallery named after him. I would encourage anyone with an interest in cartoon art and, especially, those who may not consider cartoons as art, to visit this wonderful facility. The current exhibit, “Substance and Shadow”, curated by my brother Brian, is truly mind-blowing. The art rivals anything seen in any other gallery and many pieces have true historical importance. We are truly honored to have some of our pieces on display.
The Lobby of the new facility
A plaque recognizing Mort
Mort at the entrance to the gallery
King Features has teamed up with Card.com to raise funds for the brave military servicemen and servicewomen who have been injured in the line of duty.
This Veterans Day, and throughout November, $5 will be donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America for every Beetle Bailey card that is loaded with $50 or more by the last day of November.
Learn more about how you can participate here!