Snuffy’s Paw!

Some characters I have brought back to the comic strip after very long absences are: Barney Google (top left), Snuffy’s Maw (top right), Bizzy Buzz Buzz (bottom left) and Granny Creeps (bottom right).

Over the many years that I have been the cartoonist for the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip, I have enjoyed bringing back characters to the comic strip that haven’t appeared in a very long time. This comic strip has such a long, rich history that it’s a lot of fun to look through vintage strips for characters to bring back for either short visits or as recurring characters.

Snuffy Fans Git Bizzy…

Last week readers of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip may recall that I had th’ li’l cleanin’ machine, Bizzy Buzz Buzz (above) visit the strip.  She was a character from both the newspaper comic strip and animated Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoons that had not been seen since the 1960’s.  Overall, Snuffy fans seemed to really enjoy the week…


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: