Slingin’ Ink!!

Photo by Meredith Rose

Photo by Meredith Rose

I enjoy inking my work.  While inking I usually listen to podcasts or the radio.  I also “watch” (but really just mostly listen to) TV shows I’ve missed during the week.  I’m about 10 weeks ahead on the Sunday comic.  Here’s a close-up of me finishing the inking on an upcoming April Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Sunday page. It’s a fun gag that features lots of rock-hopping!  For inking, I use brushes, Higgins Black Magic india ink, Pigma Micron Pens and other pens, as well.

Barney Google Fer Pres’dent!

In honor of Presidents Day, I looked back in the long history of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip. Cartoonist Billy DeBeck was a big celebrity in his day and in 1923 he met President Warren Harding in Seattle, Washington. In the comic strip, I found that Barney Google ran for President of the United States twice, in 1928 and 1932!
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Valentine’s Day Book Signin’!!

Give your valentine the gift of laughter this Valentine’s Day! I will be signing copies of my first Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip collection, The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith this Friday, February 14th from 9 am to 1 pm. The signing will be at the Daily News-Record office at 231 South Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, VA.  If you’d like a book, but cannot attend the signing you can order one from amazon.com by clicking here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Bodacious-Best-Snuffy-Smith/dp/1300283300/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392065039&sr=8-1&keywords=snuffy+smith
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