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A Cartoon About Expanding Your Vocabulary

cartoon about pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis being the longest word in the English language.

One of the most distressing things about the current political climate (soundbites being more important than informed, considered policy) is the dumbing down of political discourse. Of course twitter doesn’t help.

Though I have a background in biochemistry, I confess that I didn’t know that pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis was the longest word in the English language. It isn’t a word I’ve ever had cause to use. Fortunately.

King Features’ Cartoonists’ Work Spaces

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:

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You can see more here:
http://comicskingdom.com/blog/2014/01/15/ask-a-cartoonist-caution-creators-at-work

ComicsKingdom.Com – A Great Way to View Arctic Circle and Other Awesome Comics

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).
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