Happy Labor Day!!

This ran

This ran on Labor Day, 2014.

This ran

This ran on Labor Day, 2012.

The Labor Day holiday is fast approaching! Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Even though they never really work or have a real job, Snuffy and Lukey still celebrate this holiday!  Here they are in two comic strips that ran on Labor Days from past years. I hope Snuffy Smith readers everywhere have a bodacious Labor Day holiday!
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This Snuffy Smith Fan Takes Th’ Cake!!

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Jerry Talbot with his 80th birthday cake!  Snuffy Smith is saying “Eighty Is Great-y!”

Jerry Talbot is a bodacious fan of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip!  He has read and loved the comic strip his entire life.  I first heard from Jerry (and his son, also Jerry) about five years ago when they wanted permission to put a Snuffy Smith image I had drawn in an earlier comic strip on Jerry’s 75th birthday cake.  I put them in touch with King Features and Jerry was, of course, given permission to put Snuffy on his birthday cake.  Then last year, I had the great privilege of being asked to do a Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk in beautiful Mount Airy, NC.  Both Jerry and his son, Jerry, drove an hour to come and meet me in person, hear me speak, watch me draw and show me pictures of the 75th birthday cake from a few years earlier!  What an honor it was to meet them both and see the photos!
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Snuffy’s Maw!

Snuffy Smith's Maw, Miz Meddlin Smith

Snuffy Smith’s Maw, Miz Meddlin Smith

As a child, I always looked forward to my grandparents visiting me in the summer at our house.  Or, me getting to visit my grandparents at their house in the summer!  It was always lots of fun to get to see them for an extended period of time!  With this in mind, I thought it might be fun to have Snuffy’s Maw, Miz Meddlin Smith, pay a week-long summertime visit to the strip.  She visits the strip from time to time, but usually for just a day or two.  I hope you enjoy this extended bodacious visit!  It promises to be a good time for everyone except Loweezy!  Her visit begins Monday, August 15th and concludes Saturday, August 20th.