Bizzy Buzz Buzz


Longtime readers of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip will notice the reappearance of a seldom seen character this week, the cute little moppet named Bizzy Buzz Buzz. She hasn’t been in the strip since 1964, so I thought she was long overdue to make an appearance!

Several years ago a fellow cartoonist mentioned Bizzy Buzz Buzz to me and asked if I had ever thought of having her visit the strip again.  So I made note of that and let the idea sit in my sketchbook.  Time passed and then in March of this year, the Comics Kingdom Archivist wrote a wonderful piece about the Smith Family in his blog and mentioned Bizzy Buzz Buzz.  Several readers commented on this article and I thought now was a good time to return to my sketchbook notes and bring her back for a visit.  You can read all about Bizzy in The Archivist’s great blog post here:

Magazine Article on Snuffy an’ John…

Earlier this year, I was in Beckley, West Virginia doing a Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk at their public library. I had a wonderful audience and it was a really fun day! In the audience was Lucinda (Cindy) Martin, a writer for WV South magazine. She wrote a very nice article about my career as the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist. The magazine featured this story in their June/July 2014 issue.  I got permission to scan the cover and each page of the story for readers of my website. I hope you enjoy reading it!  Click on each page image to enlarge.

HeroesCon Highlights…

As I mentioned last week, Marcus Hamilton (Dennis The Menace) and I were among the guest cartoonists at HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC.  It was my very first ComicCon and, as far as I could tell, everyone had a bodacious time!  Here are some of my photographic highlights of the weekend:

Here I am talking with some Barney Google and Snuffy Smith fans at my booth.

Here I am talking with some Barney Google and Snuffy Smith fans at my booth.  I really enjoy talking with fans about the strip.