At the end of last year, the boyf, dog and I moved to Frome, a small town in Somerset (and thankfully, given the deluge, on a hill.). It’s a creative place and I found out about Frome Open Studios through a meeting of artists in The Old Bath Arms (most meetings seem to happen in pubs here – I went to Green Drinks last night and that was in The Archangel). A couple of weeks later, I was enrolled and committed to doing an exhibition in July. It’s called Frome With a View (Frome is pronounced Froom) and it is going to be about the town from a cartoonist’s perspective.
Here’s one of my first sketches:
I love taking a look at where other cartoonists work and can never resist studio tours, which is why I asked intrepid KF reporter, Tea Fougner to investigate where other KF cartoonists work.
I love Terry LaBan’s attic, but Tony DePaul’s workspace was my favourite:
You can see more here:
Since I’ve been with King Features there have been two ways to view Arctic Circle (and other KF strips) every day online. You could look at it for free on a newspaper site, or you could pay for premium access to bigger strips and more archived material at Daily Ink (which we cartoonists get for free – one of the perks of the job).
Although I love my Daily Ink, I enjoyed seeing more feedback at a newspaper site. I’m hoping that the newest offering from King will give the best of both world. ComicsKingdom.com has gone live. It showcases all King Features Comics for free and you can comment on them, just as you do here and other, newspaper sites.
For a small annual subscription fee, you can join Comics Kingdom Royal, the premium service. As a member of Comics Kingdom Royal, you’ll have access to even more great stuff—like your own custom comics page, daily email delivery, a scrapbook where you can save your favorite comics, vintage comics and more. If you were a DailyINK member, your account is waiting for you at Comics Kingdom Royal, with all of your favorites saved just the way you left them.