Colorin’…

In addition to penciling, inking and lettering, a Sunday comic strip has an additional requirement that I need to complete each week that the daily strip does not–coloring! Yes, I still color with markers and colored pencils each week just like I did when I was in grade school!  I know this looks like a gigantic mess, but it is actually a color guide for the Sunday Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip that ran on May 11th.
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Snuffy’s Maw

In honor of Mother’s Day being this Sunday, May 11th, I thought I share a bit about Snuffy’s mother. She first appeared in the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip in 1948. Most of the time she is referred to as simply Maw or Snuffy’s Maw, but her real name is Meddlin Smif. Snuffy is her pride and joy and she thinks he does nothing wrong, but, on the other hand, she thinks Loweezy does nothing right!  She was created by the legendary cartoonist, Fred Lasswell. When she showed up, the strips were very funny and memorable, in my opinion..
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On My Drawin’ Table…

Balls O' Fire!  That's right--Barney Google is coming back to Hootin' Holler for a visit in the weeks ahead!

Balls O’ Fire! That’s right–Barney Google is coming back to Hootin’ Holler for a visit in the weeks ahead!  When will it be?  Keep reading each day to find out!  I’m working on the strips this week and here’s a partial view of an original daily strip on my drawing table.  I draw each daily strip 4 inches high and 14 inches wide.  You can also see part of my bottle of india ink.   Barney and Snuffy are going to have a fun adventure, I’m certain!


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