Bizzy Buzz Buzz


Longtime readers of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip will notice the reappearance of a seldom seen character this week, the cute little moppet named Bizzy Buzz Buzz. She hasn’t been in the strip since 1964, so I thought she was long overdue to make an appearance!

Several years ago a fellow cartoonist mentioned Bizzy Buzz Buzz to me and asked if I had ever thought of having her visit the strip again.  So I made note of that and let the idea sit in my sketchbook.  Time passed and then in March of this year, the Comics Kingdom Archivist wrote a wonderful piece about the Smith Family in his blog and mentioned Bizzy Buzz Buzz.  Several readers commented on this article and I thought now was a good time to return to my sketchbook notes and bring her back for a visit.  You can read all about Bizzy in The Archivist’s great blog post here:

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..