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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Radio Interview!!

Snuffy Radio

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:

http://www.lumandabnersociety.org/NLAS_ROSE_2015.html

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!

 

 

Snuffy Smith Fan Art!!

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.  I gave a children's cartooning

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!

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 image was drawn by young artist

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!