Eighty Is Great-y!

Snuffy 80 Color

I’d like to thank the nice folks over at Comics Kingdom for the truly bodacious post about Snuffy Smith celebrating 80 years since his first appearance in the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip!  To read the entire article, an interview with me and see the strip that marked Snuffy’s first appearance 80 years ago, visit  Comics Kingdom!


West Virginia Book Signin’!!

King Features’ Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, will have a book signing in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Rose will be signing copies of his book, The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith, at The Open Book book store as part of the Downtown Merchants Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday , November 23rd. For more information call 304-645-7331.  If you live nearby, please come by and say howdy!

Snuffy Book Cover

If you cannot attend the book signing, but would like to order a copy of The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith, click on the link below:


Bodaciously Berenstain!!

I may be a professional cartoonist, but I am as big a fan as anyone

Over the weekend I was fortunate to meet Mike Berenstain, the author and illustrator of The Berenstain Bears books!  He was in my area signing copies of his latest book, The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving All Around.  I have read these books for as long as I can remember, so it was quite an honor to get to meet him!  He worked with and learned from his parents for many years before he took over the Bears, like I worked with and learned from Fred Lasswell, so we had a few things in common.   What a day it was–I could BEAR-ly contain my excitement!