What a wonderful experience it was working with these two incredibly talented cartoonists on this special cartoon illustration to promote the upcoming SEC-NCS Meeting in Roanoke where Marcus Hamilton, Gary Brookins and I are the featured speakers.
King Features Cartoonists Headline NCS Roanoke, Va., Event On Oct. 8
King Features cartoonists Marcus Hamilton (Dennis The Menace dailies), Gary Brookins (Shoe, Pluggers) and John Rose (Barney Google and Snuffy Smith) will be the featured speakers for the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society’s annual Fall Meeting in Roanoke, Va., on Saturday, October 8th.
The actual comic strips clipped out of the newspaper and colored by a Snuffy Smith reader in Monterey, Virginia!
I recently received a charming letter in the mail from a Snuffy Smith fan in Monterey, Virginia. As you can see in the photo above, each black and white comic strip is cut out of the newspaper and colored with crayons. In the note she sent along with these comics, she says that she is 85 years old and enjoys my Snuffy Smith comics. She then goes on to write, “I have been coloring them for years–who needs a coloring book?!” She may be onto something! Get out your crayons and color your favorite comic strips!
In the spirit of International Literacy Day, which is this week, I thought I’d share a book review I JUST saw of my first Snuffy Smith book collection, The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith. I apologize, this review is a couple years old, but I just saw it recently for the very first time. I just discovered a comic strip website and found the review in the site’s archives. It comes from the wonderful folks at the Comic Strip Of The Day website. Here is just a portion of the review: