This Snuffy Smith Fan Takes Th’ Cake!!


Jerry Talbot with his 80th birthday cake!  Snuffy Smith is saying “Eighty Is Great-y!”

Jerry Talbot is a bodacious fan of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip!  He has read and loved the comic strip his entire life.  I first heard from Jerry (and his son, also Jerry) about five years ago when they wanted permission to put a Snuffy Smith image I had drawn in an earlier comic strip on Jerry’s 75th birthday cake.  I put them in touch with King Features and Jerry was, of course, given permission to put Snuffy on his birthday cake.  Then last year, I had the great privilege of being asked to do a Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk in beautiful Mount Airy, NC.  Both Jerry and his son, Jerry, drove an hour to come and meet me in person, hear me speak, watch me draw and show me pictures of the 75th birthday cake from a few years earlier!  What an honor it was to meet them both and see the photos!

Snuffy’s Maw!

Snuffy Smith's Maw, Miz Meddlin Smith

Snuffy Smith’s Maw, Miz Meddlin Smith

As a child, I always looked forward to my grandparents visiting me in the summer at our house.  Or, me getting to visit my grandparents at their house in the summer!  It was always lots of fun to get to see them for an extended period of time!  With this in mind, I thought it might be fun to have Snuffy’s Maw, Miz Meddlin Smith, pay a week-long summertime visit to the strip.  She visits the strip from time to time, but usually for just a day or two.  I hope you enjoy this extended bodacious visit!  It promises to be a good time for everyone except Loweezy!  Her visit begins Monday, August 15th and concludes Saturday, August 20th.

Corn Hole Classic


King Features and I were honored to get asked by Rich Chapman to create the above Snuffy Smith logo art for the Mountain Top Boys Home Cornhole Classic.  The logo is featured on all the advertising material for the Cornhole Classic and is also going to be on T-shirts.  This tournament is on August 13th and it is a fundraiser for Mountain Top Boys Home which is located in Sugar Valley, GA.  They have 40 teams at this point.  You can find out more information about Mountain Top Boys Home on Facebook here or on their website here.  Also, for more information feel free to email