Balls Of Fire, Snuffy Smith! It’s A Book Signin’!! April 28 an’ 29!


Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose will have a two-day book signing event in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Rose will be signing his brand-new collection, Balls Of Fire! More Snuffy Smith Comics, at the Daily News-Record office located at 231 South Liberty Street in Harrisonburg. Rose’s book signing on Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th will be part of the newspaper’s two-day Mother’s Day Madness Sale. Rose will be signing his new book from 8 am – 5 pm both days.

Snuffy’s Maw

In honor of Mother’s Day being this Sunday, May 11th, I thought I share a bit about Snuffy’s mother. She first appeared in the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip in 1948. Most of the time she is referred to as simply Maw or Snuffy’s Maw, but her real name is Meddlin Smif. Snuffy is her pride and joy and she thinks he does nothing wrong, but, on the other hand, she thinks Loweezy does nothing right!  She was created by the legendary cartoonist, Fred Lasswell. When she showed up, the strips were very funny and memorable, in my opinion..