Rose On Th’ Radio!

Snuffy Radio

Recently I was asked by Walden and Patricia at Yesterday USA Live to do a radio interview with them about my career as the cartoonist on the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip!  The interview aired on August 29, 2015 and you can listen to it in its entirety by clicking on the link below. This link will take you to a Lum and Abner Society Page with Yesterday USA Radio interviews. This August 29th interview with me is on the top right portion of the page.  You can’t miss it!  Now, click on the link below, pull up a chair, kick yore shoes off an’ sit fer a spell an’ listen in to th’ bodacious interview!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Lum an’ Abner…an’ Snuffy!

National Lum And Abner Society cfounders Tim Hollis, Sam Brown and Donnie Pitchford stand with Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist outside the witch theater.

The National Lum And Abner Society founders (from left) Tim Hollis, Sam Brown and Donnie Pitchford stand with Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, outside the Ouachita Little Theater in Mena, AR.

John Rose was honored with the Lum And Abner Memorial Award in Mena, Arkansas on Saturday, June 6th by the National Lum and Abner Society for his contributions to rural humor in creating the King Features Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip each day.  Lum and Abner was an American network radio comedy program created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff that was aired from 1931 to 1954. Modeled on life in the small town of Waters, Arkansas, near where Lauck and Goff grew up, the show proved immensely popular. In 1936, Waters changed its name to Pine Ridge after the show’s fictional town.  Lauck and Goff also starred as Lum and Abner in seven movies together.
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