Fun Week Ahead For Virginia Snuffy Smith Fans!

There are a couple of fun things going on this week for fans of Snuffy Smith in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia area!  First, I have been asked to participate in an art show by the Arts Council Of The Valley, of which I am a volunteer board member.  I am one of 32 artists participating in ACV’s 1st Annual Small Works Invitational Art Show, which opens this Friday, December 2nd. Each piece in the show has to be 12″ x 12″ or smaller.  There will be an opening reception with snacks at 5:00 this Friday evening (right before the downtown Christmas Parade).  My contribution is a black and white original india ink character drawing of Barney Google, Spark Plug and Snuffy Smith.  The show will be up through mid January, 2017 and the Arts Council Of The Valley Gallery is located at 311 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  Call  540-801-8779 if you have any questions.
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Bodacious Congratulations, Mike Peters!

My wife, Karen and I were so honored to have been able to attend an exhibition honoring the great cartoonist, Mike Peters, who I first met when I was a college student at James Madison University in 1984 and he’s been a friend, an inspiration and a mentor to me ever since.  Mike is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Dayton Daily News and he creates the hugely popular Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip for King Features.  For almost fifty years, his cartoons have amused, informed and entertained readers.  The exhibition is titled “What A Hoot: A Mike Peters Retrospective” and it is at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University through March 12, 2017.  If you are able to attend, I would certainly encourage you to do so!  Here are some photos from the wonderful weekend:
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NRCC Comic Con Photos!

Last weekend, for the third year in a row, I was a guest cartoonist at the New River Community College Comic Con, in Dublin, VA (outside Roanoke).  I drew sketches, signed books, gave a Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk presentation and met LOTS of wonderful fans of comics and comic art!  It was a truly fun, event-filled weekend!  Here are some photos from this year’s NRCC Comic Con:
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