We have amazing news to share with you:
KATE THE GREAT JUST GOT SYNDICATED!!!
Royal Comics Syndicate has signed our strip, and they’ll be distributing it worldwide. Starting this summer, it’s possible that you could see Kate the Great in your local newspaper! Kate and her pals may also appear in magazines, but we’re not sure which ones yet, so we’ll have to keep you posted.
And now the sad news:
Because newspapers may want first publication rights, we won’t be able to share new strips online for a while. We won’t be taking down anything that we’ve already shared, so no worries there! You can browse our archives all you like, and some months after we start publishing in newspapers, we’ll begin posting strips online again. So if Kate the Great isn’t in your newspaper, you can always look for updates here and on the Royal Comics website. When the link is ready, we’ll share it with you! And before you know it, Kate, Harlan, Louie, Zuzu, Tidas, and Kate’s awesome folks will return to the Internet!
For now, we’d like to leave you with something special to commemorate this exciting event. Today’s strip is called “Kung Fu Boogie.” We chose it because we think it’s the perfect example of Kate being Kate. Nothing more, nothing less. :)
We thank you for your support on this wonderful journey that has just begun. We don’t know where it will take us, but we know that we’re enjoying it immensely.
Our intention has been to share our art with you, into which we put a lot of work, enthusiasm, and heart. We hope it was as fun for you to read the first chapter of Kate’s journey as it was for us to write/draw it.
Over the course of the last year, we've received many wonderful comments and emails from readers telling us how Kate has touched their lives. Your words have meant a lot to us; they've really kept us going this year, and we appreciate them – and you.
We’ve tried our best to respond to all of your comments, and we apologize if we missed anyone along the way. Every comment and every email is important to us.
Your support has been much better than anything we could have dreamed of.
This isn't good-bye. It’s “be seeing you.” Hopefully soon, in the funny papers.
Wayne and Jaime
PS. We’d like to leave you with some of our all-time favorite dialogue. It appeared in the final Calvin and Hobbes strip.
Calvin: Wow, it really snowed last night! Isn’t it wonderful?
Hobbes: Everything familiar has disappeared! The world looks brand-new!
Calvin: A new year… a fresh, clean start!
Hobbes: It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on!
Calvin: a day full of possibilities!
Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy …
Calvin: … let’s go exploring!
PPS. If you want to see Kate the Great in your local newspaper: write to the editors! We’re sure they’d love to hear from you. You can recommend Kate the Great to your local paper soon by emailing them a link to our syndicate’s website. As soon as the link is ready, we’ll post it here!