Mr. Snuffy Goes To Washin’ton!!

My wife Karen and I had a great time at the NCS Reubens Weekend in Washington, DC!  One weekend each year, the National Cartoonists’ Society descends on a different city, and it’s fun to visit and hang out with my fellow cartoonist friends!  Not only did everyone in attendance celebrate the Reuben Award Winners, but we also celebrated the 100th Anniversary of King Features, an incredible milestone!  Here are  some photos of the weekend:

This year's Reuben Weekend T-shirt, featuring caricatures of the nominees and special speakers, surrounded by many famous comic characters!  I placed a black arrow to point out the location of Snuffy and Loweezy on the shirt.  Carttonist Ed Steckley did an incredible job on this illustration!

This year’s Reuben Weekend T-shirt, featuring caricatures of the nominees and special speakers, surrounded by many famous comic characters! I placed a black arrow to point out to you the location of Snuffy and Loweezy on the shirt. Cartoonist Ed Steckley did an incredible job on this illustration!  Bodacious thanks, Ed!

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Teacher ‘preciation

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to all the teachers out there reading this blog!  Throughout my life, I have been blessed to have many wonderful teachers who have encouraged my creativity and interest in cartooning. In honor of this special week, I selected a few favorite school-related Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strips of mine.  Most of them feature Hootin’ Holler’s one an’ only teacher, Miz Prunelly!  I hope you enjoy them…

On Sundays, I'll often dress Miz Prunelly in purple and gold colors because those are the colors of James Madison University, the college from which I graduated.

Fun fact: On Sundays, I’ll often dress Miz Prunelly in purple and gold because those are the colors of James Madison University, the college from which I am a proud alumni!

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