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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!

Snuffy An’ Other Comic Strips Durin’ WWII

Inking a panel from this year’s Veterans Day Barney Google And Snuffy Smith comic strip.  Since Snuffy was fictionally in the United States Army, I try to create a Veterans Day-themed comic strip each year.

Ironically, a few weeks ago (around the time I was working on my Snuffy Smith comic strip for this coming Veterans Day, above) I was contacted by one of my editors at King Features, Jennifer Beck.  She said a friend of hers was writing an article for TESTED about comics during World War II and they would like some information from me since Snuffy Smith was in the military.  I was very honored and happy to help.

Ties Fit For A King!

Some of my King Features neckties.

I own a lot of cartoon neckties! I don’t wear ties that often, but when I have to wear a tie, I feel it should be a fun tie! Most of my ties feature my favorite cartoon characters.  I have Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera and Peanuts themed ties, just to mention a few. Above are four neckties that are very special to me. They all feature King Features characters. From the left you see ties that feature Snuffy Smith, Betty Boop, Blondie and Dagwood and Snuffy again. This is probably no surprise, but I find most of my ties on eBay and Amazon, and at Goodwill stores!

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