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.
I forgot to put up my entry for the National (that’s USA…) Cartoonists Society’s Comic Strip category (won this year by Brian Basset for “Red and Rover”), so here are the 2012 Arctic Circle cartoons in my submission (though the dailies were sent in in black and white):
This cartoon wasn’t published on valentines (I would have saved it, but I had a bit of a Sunday cartoon deadline crunch at the time…), but is apposite.
And if you want to get your valentine something different this year, how about a cartoon print, the Arctic Circle ebook, or a subscription to Daily Ink? I could write the next bit in my own words, but the marketing department do it much better than me:
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