Category Archives: King Features

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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Coloring the Sunday Comics

Post Updated November 30, 2014. As some of you are well aware, I’ve been a colorist for King Features since the late eighties. When I first started out I was on staff at King – part of the King Features … Continue reading

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Jay Kennedy 1956-2007

-Originally posted at Comics Kingdom. I first met Jay back in 1989. I was fresh out of the Joe Kubert School and he was interviewing applicants for a colorist position that had just opened up at King Features. Suffice it … Continue reading

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Sally Forth – Drop Panels

Comic Strips are formatted different ways for different size requirements. The “drop panel” is a panel or tier of the strip that can be omitted because of size restrictions without affecting the gag or storyline. For example, Here’s today’s Sunday … Continue reading

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