Category Archives: King Features

Laid Off from King Features

Fun fact: The Flash Gordon comic strip for June 3, 2018 was originally released December 20, 1998 when the entire Comic Art Department of King Features in New York (myself included) was being laid off. The “ancient dialect” I had … Continue reading

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King Features – Frank Chillino

When I was hired to work on staff in the Comic Art bullpen at King Features back in 1989 my immediate boss was Production Supervisor Frank Chillino (1920-2007). Frank worked under a number of Comic Art department heads – among … Continue reading

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The Palm Restaurant’s Wall of Cartoons – Gone.

The Palm Restaurant’s famous walls, drawn on by cartoonists since the early days of the comic strip, are no more. From New York’s Pix 11 on the closing of this historical steak house…. “The owners of the original Palm restaurant … Continue reading

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Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe Interview

Check out Francesco Marciuliano and myself on Tall Tale Radio. Hosted by the one and only Tom Racine. Update: Part Two is now up… And here’s a quick pick from the recording session – no photoshop involved. (An inside joke … Continue reading

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John Cullen Murphy Interview

Interview conducted summer of 2000. In John Cullen Murphy’s own words, “I never had an ambition to be a comic strip artist.” This from a man who’s been awarded the silver plaque for Best Story Strip by the National Cartoonists … Continue reading

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