Games related to King Features Comic Strips & Characters.
King Features Syndicate, Inc., a print syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation, distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to nearly 5,000 newspapers worldwide. William Randolph Hearst's newspapers began syndicating material in 1895 after receiving requests from other newspapers. In 1914, Hearst and his manager Moses Koenigsberg consolidated all of Hearst's syndication enterprises under one banner. Koenigsberg gave it his own name (koenig=king) when he launched King Features Syndicate. Production escalated in 1916 with King Features buying and selling its own staff-created feature material.
Comic strip characters include Barney Google, Beetle Bailey, Blondie, Hagar The Horrible, Happy Hooligan, Katzenjammer Kids and more. Many King characters were adapted to animation, both theatrical and television cartoons, and there was extensive merchandising and licensing of such iconic characters as Betty Boop, Felix the Cat and Popeye.