Bodacious Thanks To JMU!

Presenting my lecture “From JMU To The Funny Papers” at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Thank you to my alma mater, James Madison University, and the JMU Special Collections Department at Carrier Library for inviting me to come and speak about my career as the cartoonist for King Features Barney Google And Snuffy Smith comic strip!  It was truly a wonderful afternoon!  It was such an honor for me to speak to this large and engaged crowd of students, faculty and community members.  Go Dukes!

Snuffy Smith Cartoonist To Speak At James Madison University

Barney Google And Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose has been invited to speak at his alma mater, James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  The title of Rose’s presentation is: From JMU To The Funny Papers: With Syndicated Barney Google And Snuffy Smith Comic Strip Cartoonist John Rose (’86).  Rose is speaking as part of JMU’s Special Collections Library Speaker Series.  His presentation will take place in Room 301 of the Carrier Library on the campus of JMU.  You can read more about it here.  The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is also available in the Mason Street Parking Deck Levels 3-5.

The Index-Journal Celebrates 100 Bodacious Years!

In this cross section of the Index-Journal’s editorial page, you can see the special cartoon I created.

This week the Index-Journal newspaper in Greenwood, South Carolina celebrated its 100th Birthday!  I was honored to be contacted by Index-Journal Executive Editor Richard Whiting who invited me to contribute a special Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoon to run in the newspaper as part of their centennial celebration.  The Index-Journal runs our comic strip in their newspaper seven days a week and Whiting was aware of our comic strip’s upcoming 100th birthday on June 17, 2019.  Since we both turn 100 in the same year, he thought it would be fun to have a special cartoon mentioning that fact and I agreed.  Above you can see the cartoon I created.  It was so much fun to draw! Bodacious congratulations to the Index-Journal on reaching this amazing milestone and many, many thanks to Richard Whiting and the Index-Journal for allowing Barney Google, Snuffy Smith and I to be a small part of it!