Balls O’ Fire! Thar’s A NEW Snuffy Smith Book!

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The cover of our new Snuffy Smith book collection, available for sale on

That’s right, Snuffy Smith fans, we have a NEW book!  King Features just announced the publication of my second bodacious collection of Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strips! In this volume, I selected more than 350 of my favorite comic strips from 2013-2015. This edition also features back cover text written by the wonderful Willie and Korie Robertson of the popular TV show, Duck Dynasty.

Calling All College Cartoonists!

Do you need $5000 for college? Are you a college student doing cartooning? Then you could apply for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship. But hurry, the deadline is December 15, 2015. For more information, please go to

Jay Kennedy was my first editor King Features and actually hired me to be the cartoonist on the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip.  He was truly a wonderful man and who loved the art of cartooning.  The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. A panel of top cartoonists adjudicates submissions and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.

Barney Google’s Long Visit!

Barney Google and Spark Plug!

Barney Google and Spark Plug will be visiting the comic strip from November 15-29, 2015.

If you read my Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip regularly, you know that for the last several years I have brought Barney Google and Spark Plug back for week long visits. Usually twice each year, one week in the spring/summer and one week in the fall/winter. Barney and Spark Plug visited earlier this year for a week in early June, but if you enjoy their visits, I have a special treat for you!