Bodacious Thanks To Marceline, Missouri–Walt Disney’s Hometown!!

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Main Street USA in Marceline, Missouri.

Walt Disney once said, “To tell the truth, more things of importance happened to me in Marceline than have happened since–or are likely to in the future.”

This past weekend I was bodaciously blessed to be in the wonderfully quaint town of Marceline, Missouri for Walt Disney’s Hometown Toonfest.  I have been a huge Walt Disney fan my entire life and I was deeply honored and touched to be asked to attend as a Guest Cartoonist, along with Barbara Dale, Mike and Patty Peraza and John Glynn.  All five of us gave individual presentations about cartooning; served as grand marshals in a parade down Marceline’s Main Street USA; received career awards for our contributions to cartooning; had the incredible honor of planting a tree near Walt Disney’s famous Dreaming Tree on the Disney Farm; toured Walt Disney Hometown Museum and the town of Marceline; drew on the walls of Disney’s Barn and the Toonfest office; and had samples of our work displayed in an international cartoon art show.  But most importantly, we met some of the kindest, most warm, wonderful, Disney-loving people in the entire world!
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Workshop Fer Young Cartoonists!!

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This young artist did a great job drawing Snuffy Smith!

Here are a couple of photos from a Snuffy Smith Children’s Cartooning Workshop I taught last week in Generations Park in Bridgewater, VA. The children learned to draw many of the characters from the Snuffy Smith comic strip, as well as lots of other silly animal characters.  We all had a bodacious time!  If you think you might want to book a workshop like this in your area, email me by clicking on the “Contact” button above.
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Snuffy Smith Children’s Cartoonin’ Workshop In Bridgewater, VA!

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A very talented young girl drawing Ol’ Bullet in one of my Children’s Cartooning Workshops.

On Saturday, September 9th at 9:00 am, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, will be conducting a Snuffy Smith Children’s Cartooning Workshop at the Bridgewater Farmers Market in Bridgewater, VA. Rose will teach the children how to draw some of the characters from his popular, long-running King Features comic strip, as well as other characters, too. The Farmers Market is located at Generations Park, 412 North Main Street in Bridgewater, VA.  This event is free and open to the public.