Bodacious Thanks To Marceline, Missouri–Walt Disney’s Hometown!!

 

Main Street USA in Marceline, Missouri.

Walt Disney once said, “To tell the truth, more things of importance happened to me in Marceline than have happened since–or are likely to in the future.”

This past weekend I was bodaciously blessed to be in the wonderfully quaint town of Marceline, Missouri for Walt Disney’s Hometown Toonfest.  I have been a huge Walt Disney fan my entire life and I was deeply honored and touched to be asked to attend as a Guest Cartoonist, along with Barbara Dale, Mike and Patty Peraza and John Glynn.  All five of us gave individual presentations about cartooning; served as grand marshals in a parade down Marceline’s Main Street USA; received career awards for our contributions to cartooning; had the incredible honor of planting a tree near Walt Disney’s famous Dreaming Tree on the Disney Farm; toured Walt Disney Hometown Museum and the town of Marceline; drew on the walls of Disney’s Barn and the Toonfest office; and had samples of our work displayed in an international cartoon art show.  But most importantly, we met some of the kindest, most warm, wonderful, Disney-loving people in the entire world!
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Snuffy Smith Cartoonist John Rose Among Guest Artists At Walt Disney’s Hometown Toonfest In Marceline, MO

Walt Disney’s Hometown Toonfest in Marceline, Missouri will be celebrating its 19th year on Saturday, September 16, 2017. King Features’ Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, is one of this year’s Guest Artists honored at the festival. “I have been a huge fan of Walt Disney my entire life. He has been a big inspiration in my cartooning career, so being asked to participate in this festival is quite an honor. It is a dream come true,” Rose said.
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