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Snuffy an’ Loweezy Christmas Ornaments!

Loweezy and Snuffy Old Time Milk Glass Christmas Light Ornaments.

Two exciting recent Ebay finds for me are these Old Time “Milk Glass” Christmas Light Ornaments of Snuffy Smith and Loweezy Smith! Hand made by Barclay, these bulb covers act two ways: They come with a standard style crown cap and loop, so you can hang them like regular Christmas tree ornaments. Or, if you prefer to make them glow with all the realism of an antique bulb, simply slip them onto any “midget” type light string, and they’ll softly glow.  They look great on a tree, but I use them as permanent fixtures in my studio year round!

Dennis, Shoe, Pluggers, Snuffy an’ More Characters Are Comin’ To Roanoke!

What a wonderful experience it was working with these two incredibly talented cartoonists on this special cartoon illustration we did to promote the SEC-NCS Meeting in Roanoke.

What a wonderful experience it was working with these two incredibly talented cartoonists on this special cartoon illustration to promote the upcoming SEC-NCS Meeting in Roanoke where Marcus Hamilton, Gary Brookins and I are the featured speakers.

King Features Cartoonists Headline NCS Roanoke, Va., Event On Oct. 8

King Features cartoonists Marcus Hamilton (Dennis The Menace dailies), Gary Brookins (Shoe, Pluggers) and John Rose (Barney Google and Snuffy Smith) will be the featured speakers for the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society’s annual Fall Meeting in Roanoke, Va., on Saturday, October 8th.
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Who Needs Coloring Books When You Have Comics?!

 

The actual comic strips clipped out of the newspaper and colored by a Snuffy Smith reader in Monterey, Virginia!

The actual comic strips clipped out of the newspaper and colored by a Snuffy Smith reader in Monterey, Virginia!

I recently received a charming letter in the mail from a Snuffy Smith fan in Monterey, Virginia.  As you can see in the photo above, each black and white comic strip is cut out of the newspaper and colored with crayons.  In the note she sent along with these comics, she says that she is 85 years old and enjoys my Snuffy Smith comics.  She then goes on to write, “I have been coloring them for years–who needs a coloring book?!” She may be onto something!   Get out your crayons and color your favorite comic strips!

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