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Hootin’ Holler Happenin’s In June!

Glasgow (VA) Public Library

Balls O’ Fire!  I will have two events in June that I’d like to invite all my Snuffy Smith fans to attend!  First, on Monday, June 12th at 6:00 PM I will be at the Glasgow (VA) Public Library doing a Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk.  The library is located at 1108 Blue Ridge Road, Glasgow, VA  24555.  This chalk talk is general audience program where I will speak about my career as a cartoonist, discuss the history of the comic strip, show samples of the comic strip and draw the characters a large easel for the audience.
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A Bodacious Snuffy Smith Fan!

Sue Davis has collected hundreds of Snuffy Smith comic strips in a binder over the past 50-plus years! Photo by Severo Avila/Rome News-Tribune

We have family friends, Brett and Michelle Horton, who live in Rome, GA.  A few weeks ago they clipped and mailed me the front page story from their local newspaper, the Rome News-Tribune (which is a Snuffy Smith comic strip subscriber).  The story was titled “Fan Identifies With Snuffy” and it was about a local woman named Sue Davis who has clipped and collected hundreds of her favorite Snuffy Smith comic strips and placed them in a binder for over 50 years!  The first entry in her binder is a Snuffy Smith comic strip her future father-in-law gave her in 1964 about babies. He was hinting that he wanted lots of grandchildren one day!  From that point on, Sue began collecting and creating her own Snuffy Smith book collection!  Wow!  You can read the full story here.
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A Bodacious Book Review!

In the spirit of International Literacy Day, which is this week, I thought I’d share a book review I JUST saw of my first Snuffy Smith book collection, The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith.  I apologize, this review is a couple years old, but I just saw it recently for the very first time.  I just discovered a comic strip website and found the review in the site’s archives.  It comes from the wonderful folks at the Comic Strip Of The Day website.  Here is just a portion of the review:
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