Our founder, William Randolph Hearst, had a great eye for talent when it came to cartoonists of his era, and he would always pay handsomely to acquire and keep the services of the best.
Unquestionably one of that number was Winsor McCay (1869-1934), forever to be remembered for Little Nemo In Slumberland, the foremost fantasy/science fiction strip... Read More »
Happy Thanksgiving! Today we’ll look at the Bob Barnes, a classic mid-century gag panel cartoonist, toiling for years at his craft before finding syndication success with THE BETTER HALF.
Bob Barnes (1913-1970) about 1960.
Barnes had gone to a commercial art school in the 1930s, and found early work in trade publications and some advertising in several... Read More »
Hello Comics Fans,
We have exciting news that we want you to be the first to know about. Next week we will be launching ComicsKingdom.com. Comics Kingdom is an all-new, all-inclusive website that will showcase all the best features of DailyINK.com, plus so many more.
Portions of the site will be open to the public, and these free portions will be ad-supported.... Read More »
Hello DailyINK readers,
It’s been 50 years this week since the tragic day when John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Those of us old enough to remember those dark hours and days will never forget how that felt. Perhaps I can liken it somewhat to the same dread as on 9/11. There weren’t many bright moments that day. All television stations... Read More »
Seventy-five years have passed since Elzie Segar passed away. He created probably the most popular, profitable and enduring cartoon character ever, Popeye.
Originally he worked for the tiny but lively Chicago Herald (“J. KEELEY”) syndicate doing titles like “Barry The Boob” and a turn at the “Charlie Chaplin’s Comic Capers” series, he... Read More »
We are so enthused by the response to our potential next act for Mandrake the Magician.
While King Features traditionally creates and invests in content for sale to newspapers and other publishers, our Kickstarter project is strictly for and directly to the fans. Rather than take the “if you build it they will come” approach, we want to develop... Read More »
We at King Features pause to honor our veterans here a few days before Veterans Day, which falls on 11 November, or what we used to call “Armistice Day.” That was the name given to mark the day World War I ended, which has been over now 95 years.
Perhaps it was too hasty to declare that conflict “the war to end all wars.” Since then, there... Read More »
Throughout the month of November, Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro will be adding a little levity to a serious subject: men’s health. He will be hiding moustaches in unexpected places in his daily comic strip, Bizarro, as a way of creating awareness of Movember, the global men’s health charity encouraging men to grow and women to support the Mo (moustache)... Read More »
As many in the comics community know, Fred Fredericks, the longtime artist and writer of the MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN daily-only comic strip, announced his retirement. The comic strip went into reprints in September, serving up great Mandrake stories from the archives.
You, the dedicated disciples of our beloved magician, want a way to continue to celebrate... Read More »
Roy Crane’s great adventure strip, BUZ SAWYER began 70 years ago this week. It wasn’t the first strip about planes and the love of air power. King Features had two in this genre at the time, Tim Tyler’s Luck and Barney Baxter In The Air. A difference is that when World War II started, Tim Tyler and Barney Baxter left their civilian adventures... Read More »