Growing up,I loved Snuffy Smith. Snuffy was like most of my relatives in the mountains of Western North Carolina! So it was such a thrill when John rose wanted to donate art to Team cul de Sac. I am hoping Richard can incorporate the hat in future Cul de Sac Strips.
Here is a lil bio on John Rose:
Being the cartoonist for King Features' Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic
strip has been the greatest joy of John Rose's professional career.
The Virginia-born Rose graduated from James Madison University in 1986 with
a bachelor of fine arts degree, double-majoring in art and art history. He
joined Byrd Newspapers of Virginia in 1988, starting at the Warren Sentinel
in Front Royal and then moving to the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record. His
cartoons have won awards from the National Newspaper Association and the
Virginia Press Association. Besides appearing in the Byrd Newspaper chain,
his editorial cartoons are distributed by the Scripps Howard News Service.
He has had two editorial cartoon collections of his work published, the most recent being titled
Now This Is Where I Draw The Line! His cartoons have also been featured in the Best Editorial
Cartoons of the Year collections (Pelican Publishing) each year since 1994.
Since 1991, Rose has been creating Kids' Home Newspaper, a weekly children's
cartoon/activity page that is syndicated with Creators Syndicate. This
feature has spawned three activity books: Fun With Pup!, More Fun With Pup!
and Christmas Fun With Pup! (Pelican Publishing Company). He is also a contributing
writer and inker for Archie Comic Publications.
Since mid-1998 John Rose has been working on the Barney Google and Snuffy
Smith comic strip. First, as an inking assistant to cartooning legend, Fred
Lasswell and then as the strip's cartoonist after Lasswell's death in March
Rose enjoys meeting Snuffy Smith readers and frequently does Snuffy Smith
Cartooning Chalk Talks for civic organizations, corporate groups, schools
and festivals. Rose is a member of both the National Cartoonists Society and
the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. He lives with his wife,
Karen and daughters, Meredith and Sarah in Harrisonburg, Virginia.