On June 6th I am going to be a guest at the National Lum and Abner Society’s meeting in Mena, Arkansas. On Friday, April 24th I did a radio interview with hosts Howard Gassman and Donnie Pitchford on Yesterday USA Live.
Click on the link below to read about the Lum and Abner Society weekend program. Once you are on that page, click on the radio icon to listen to my interview:
I may have more blog posts about the event once it gets closer and the details are finalized. So as they say in the radio biz…stayed tuned!
I love getting art from fans of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip! I usually receive this art in the mail or, oftentimes, the art is given to me after I’ve done a Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk at a school or public library. Here are three great pieces of fan art I’ve gotten lately…
Our daughter is a fourth grade teacher and I recently gave a children’s cartooning workshop for the gifted and talented art students in her elementary school. Our daughter said that one of her students, a fourth grader named Sam Evans, loved the workshop so much that she was teaching her fellow classmates how to draw the Snuffy Smith characters the next day in class! This is one of Sam’s drawings of Snuffy. Wonderful work!
This piece of art was created by Snuffy fan, Charles Adams, who drew Barney Google and Snuffy Smith with two characters he created, Ritchie and Patty. Great job, Charles! He gave this to me after attending one of my Snuffy Smith Chalk Talks.
This art was drawn by a young cartoonist named Kash Krieman. He was inspired to draw this after seeing a Sunday comic strip I drew in which Ol’ Bullet got a new dog bed, but Snuffy liked the bed better than Ol’ Bullet did! Fantastic work, Kash!
Bodacious thanks to these talented young people for being inspired to draw the Snuffy Smith characters and for sharing their art with me! When I see great art like this, it makes me feel like the future of cartooning is bright!
Recently I was a guest at the second annual LexingCon in Lexington, NC! I was very honored when invited to attend! What a fun day we all had! If you missed it this year, please try to attend next year.
In addition to meeting many wonderful Snuffy fans, I also gave a presentation to the crowd about the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip and participated in a panel discussion. There were also costume contests, cosplay contests and other events all day long. Below are some photos from the event…
Drawing Snuffy for the audience during my Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk.