Snuffy Smith Cartoonist To Speak At James Madison University

Barney Google And Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose has been invited to speak at his alma mater, James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  The title of Rose’s presentation is: From JMU To The Funny Papers: With Syndicated Barney Google And Snuffy Smith Comic Strip Cartoonist John Rose (’86).  Rose is speaking as part of JMU’s Special Collections Library Speaker Series.  His presentation will take place in Room 301 of the Carrier Library on the campus of JMU.  You can read more about it here.  The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is also available in the Mason Street Parking Deck Levels 3-5.

Photos From Two Chalk Talks!

Drawing Snuffy’s dog, Ol’ Bullet for the crowd in Monterey.

I really enjoy getting to speak to groups about the Snuffy Smith comic strip.  Recently I was asked to give Snuffy Smith Chalk Talks in Covington, Virginia at the Alleghany Highlands Regional Library and then in Monterey, Virginia at the Highland County Regional Library. These two talks were about 10 days apart.  And both talks were in truly beautiful mountain communities in western Virginia.  I really had a fun time and, based on what people told me after the programs,  I know the audiences did, too.  If you think your library, school or community group would like to book me for a Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk, just email your request to me at kfs-cartoonists@hearst.com and put “Snuffy Smith Cartoonist” in the subject line. Here are some photos from the presentations:
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Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk on July 12 in Bath County, Va.

 

Bath County Public Library

Bath County Public Library

The Bath County Public Library is hosting a Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk and Book Signing for Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Cartoonist John Rose. At this event, Rose will talk about the history of the comic strip, show samples of his work and draw some of the strip’s most popular characters on a large easel for the audience.
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