Biscuit

Snuffy Biscuit

A few weeks ago, we lost our family dog of close to 18 years, Biscuit. She was a great dog, more like a little sister to both of our two daughters, Meredith and Sarah. Even though they loved Biscuit tremendously, I think she loved my wife Karen the most! She loved being anywhere Karen was! We rescued Biscuit from the SPCA when she was six months old.  Up until about the last year, she was a studio buddy for me and spent much of the day resting on a blue pillow near my drawing table.  When she was younger,  I used to love watching her chase rabbits in the backyard (she even caught one once!).
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HeroesCon 2015!!

Along with King Features cartoonists, Marcus Hamilton, Bill Holbrook and the mighty Stan Lee, I was one of the guests at HeroesCon 2015 in Charlotte, NC this past weekend. Like usual, this year’s Heroes was a bodacious time for all! Here are a few photos from the weekend:

Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace dailies) and I did some jam art for the benefit auction.  I drew Snuffy Smith reading a Dennis The Menace comic book and Marcus drew Dennis reading a Snuffy Smith comic book.  Marcus drew his with a blank comic book cover and I drew Snuffy on his wonderful piece of art.  I drew mine with a blank comic book cover as well and Marcus drew Dennis on my drawing.

Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace dailies) and I did some jam art for the Heroes benefit auction. I drew Snuffy Smith reading a Dennis The Menace comic book and Marcus drew Dennis reading a Snuffy Smith comic book. Marcus drew his with a blank comic book cover and I drew Snuffy on his wonderful piece of art. I drew mine with a blank comic book cover, as well, and Marcus drew Dennis on my drawing.  It’s always an honor for me to collaborate with him!  This photo shows Marcus holding my artwork and me holding his!


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Lum an’ Abner…an’ Snuffy!

National Lum And Abner Society cfounders Tim Hollis, Sam Brown and Donnie Pitchford stand with Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist outside the witch theater.

The National Lum And Abner Society founders (from left) Tim Hollis, Sam Brown and Donnie Pitchford stand with Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, outside the Ouachita Little Theater in Mena, AR.

John Rose was honored with the Lum And Abner Memorial Award in Mena, Arkansas on Saturday, June 6th by the National Lum and Abner Society for his contributions to rural humor in creating the King Features Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip each day.  Lum and Abner was an American network radio comedy program created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff that was aired from 1931 to 1954. Modeled on life in the small town of Waters, Arkansas, near where Lauck and Goff grew up, the show proved immensely popular. In 1936, Waters changed its name to Pine Ridge after the show’s fictional town.  Lauck and Goff also starred as Lum and Abner in seven movies together.
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