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A Cartoony Christmas For Me!

You can see that, as a professional cartoonist, a lot of the Christmas gifts I ask for and receive are comic and cartoon related. And I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love it! Above are some of the wonderful comic strip collections and books I was lucky enough to get this year. With three out of the four being King Features strips, (Zits, Hagar and Prince Valiant) I really had a King Features Comics Christmas!  In addition to these items, I also received several animated films on DVD: Despicable Me 3, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Cars 3. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!


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Snuffy Christmas Comic Book Fer Our Fans In Norway!

The 2017 cover for our Snuffy Smith Christmas Comic Book for our readers in Norway.

The Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip is translated into many different languages including Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.  I have written in this blog before that every year we create a special Snuffy Smith Christmas Comic Book for our readers in Norway.  I may call it a Snuffy Smith Christmas Comic Book, but in Norway it is called a Snøfte Smith Julehefte.  The fine folks at King Features team up with the fine folks at Egmont Kids Media to create this publication.  I am very thankful to get to work on this every year.  I hope you enjoy seeing the cover–it was a fun one to create!  I can’t wait to start working on next year’s book!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas?!

Last year’s Snofte Smith Christmas Comic Book created for our wonderful readers in Norway!

Here we are in the Summer of 2017, but as a cartoonist, I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas lately.  That’s how it is when you’re a cartoonist and have to work so far ahead on deadlines. The Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip is translated into many languages including Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.  As I have mentioned before in this blog, each year in the country of Norway, there is a special Snofte Smith Christmas Comic Book that comes out every December.  Through King Features, it has been my honor to work with Egmont, the publisher in Norway, for many years on the Snofte Smith Christmas Comic Book, or Julehefte, as it is known.  Starting in May, I began working on cover designs for this year’s Christmas comic book.  Once a sketch is approved, I create the final art for the cover and turn it into the publisher.
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