Headin’ To Eastern Tennessee!!

Here I am sketching Snuffy for the crowd in the conference room.

At last year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week sketching Snuffy for the crowd in the conference room.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Cartoonist, John Rose, is a special guest at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s 25th Annual WILDERNESS WILDLIFE WEEK™
Wilderness Wildlife Week is the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience! This series of free activities over eight days is designed to connect Pigeon Forge visitors with the great outdoors. Continue reading


Lately, it’s been so cold where I live in Virginia that I think we should change the state’s name to Brrrrrginia!   With cold weather in mind,  I decided it might be fun to share a few of my favorite Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comics from years past past that have the theme of cold weather. I hope you enjoy them…


Cold2 Cold3

Have a bodacious week and try to stay warm!

Pretty Bodacious Gifts!!

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rose/Snuffy Drawing by John Rose

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rose/Snuffy Smith Drawing by John Rose/Copyright King Features Syndicate.

Recently I received two pretty cool gifts I thought I’d share with you in my blog post this week.  The first was the above photo illustration created by our daughter, Sarah!  Sarah is a Graphic Design major at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and several months ago she asked me for a drawing of Snuffy (with his arms crossed and looking down) for a class project.  I didn’t really think anything of it and then, for my birthday this year, she surprised me with this bodacious piece of art!  I was floored!  I am amazed at her talent and have the framed version hanging on my studio wall.  We are so proud of her!

Dog Tags

Dog Tags/Snuffy Smith and Lukey copyright King Features Syndicate.

I am bodaciously blessed to have many wonderful fans of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip.  Recently, two fans combined their talents and created this one-of-a-kind set of Snuffy and Lukey dog tags for me!  One fan, Timothy Fisher, found an old newspaper plate featuring part of a Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip on it.  He sent this to another Snuffy fan, Mary Rouse, who creates jewelry.  Mary and I went to college together and were in several of the same art classes.  We also serve on a local board, the Arts Council Of The Valley together.  Mary used the plate and created these silver dog tags for me!  Wow!  Aren’t they amazing?!!  Bodacious thanks to Timothy and Mary for creating these for me–I will always treasure them!

I am so truly blessed to have such wonderful family members, friends and Snuffy fans in my life!