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Spark Plug An’ Th’ Peanuts Movie

A scene from The Peanuts Movie featuring a nod to Billy DeBeck's Spark Plug.

A scene from The Peanuts Movie featuring a bodacious nod to Billy DeBeck’s Spark Plug.

Like most cartoonists, I have always been a big fan of the work of Charles Schulz and his magnificent Peanuts comic strip.  His work influenced me and countless other cartoonists worldwide for generations.  Through being a member of the National Cartoonists Society, I was honored to meet Schulz in 1992 in Washington, DC and then, several years later, hear him speak to our group in a wonderful presentation!
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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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National Tater Day!

Tater Day Color

Happy National Tater Day everyone! Does Tater Smith have his own holiday? Read this great blog post at Comics Kingdom to find out!

http://comicskingdom.com/blog/2014/03/31/editor-s-dispatch-national-tater-day

Tater Daily 10

While you’re over at Comics Kingdom, be sure to read this blog post as well on the history of the Smith Family!

http://comicskingdom.com/blog/2014/03/27/ask-the-archivist-the-smith-family

That’s right, readers, today you get TWO terrific blog posts for the price of ONE!  Loweezy would love a good sale like that…however, the owner of the Gen’ral Store, Silas, would not!

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