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Drawing On Life Experiences

This comic strip of mine ran on our daughter’s wedding day.

Like most cartoonists, sometimes I draw on my life experiences when creating a comic strip. The above Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip of mine is an example of such.  On July 21, 2018 our oldest daughter got married and many family members and friends were in attendance at the wedding and reception.  So, since Snuffy and Loweezy are like family to me, I thought they should be invited.  Unbeknownst to the rest of my family, I created this comic strip to commemorate the special day.  It was a big surprise to our daughter and her (now) husband when they opened the newspaper to the comics page and saw this comic strip on the morning of their wedding day.  Hopefully, it will soon be framed and hanging in their home as a memory of their special day!  Congratulations, Meredith and Cody!

Snuffy Smith Ads Recognized With First Place Award

The first place award.

A series of public service ads created by King Features’ Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose won First Place in the Tennessee Press Association’s Ideas Contest for Best Use of Humor in an Ad.  The awards ceremony took place at the annual convention of the Tennessee Press Association in Franklin, Tennessee on July 13, 2018.
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Snuffy Smith Cartoonist In Staunton, Virginia’s Happy Birthday America Parade

Photo and graphic by Ray Ergenbright

Bodacious thanks to Staunton, Virginia’s Happy Birthday America Celebration for inviting me as the cartoonist for the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip and my wife, Karen, to be guests in their great Fourth Of July parade!  Special thanks to our wonderful driver, Luther Hollingsworth! Luther’s classic Corvette was amazing!  It was a true joy to meet so many Snuffy Smith fans along the parade route that day.  Also, many thanks to Andrew Deitz and Langdon Reid for inviting us to be a part of the special celebration. #StauntonHBA2018

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