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Snuffy Smith Artist to Present Cartooning Workshop & Book-signings In Bristol

July 08, 2013

Professional syndicated cartoonist John Rose will have a number of public appearances in the Twin-Cities on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. Rose has been on the public circuit since publishing his new book “The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith”. His most recent book is a collection of King Features’ popular, long-running Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip. In this volume, Rose selects his favorite strips from 2004-2013. This book is the first collection of Rose’s work on the strip and the first SNUFFY SMITH book published in America since 1994. Rose will make a number of public appearances on his Bristol visit. On Friday July 12 he will have a book-signing for his new release at One of a Kind Gallery, 604 State Street, in downtown Bristol from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Rose will then present a one-time Chalk Talk, a cartooning workshop, at Broadmore Senior Living at 6:00pm. He will talk about his career as a cartoonist, show examples of his work and draw characters from the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip. A book signing and public reception will follow the workshop. On Saturday, July 13 Rose will also appear for a public presentation and book signing at 10:00am at the Bristol Public Library. All his appearances are free and open to the public. Due to the popularity of Rose’s “Chalk Talks” and limited seating, you may call in advance and reserve a seat, though not required. For details on these appearances or to RSVP for the Chalk Talk, contact Tim Buchanan, 423-764-4622 or by e-mail info@broadmore-bristol.com. These appearances are co-sponsored by the Bristol Public Library and Broadmore Senior Living. It also builds upon the library’s mission of “Expanding Minds and Building Community.”

“Having this collection published is truly a dream come true. Comic strip collections have lined the shelves of my bookcases for as long as I can remember and have served as great inspiration and enjoyment to me over the years,” said Rose. “I’ve said for years that having the opportunity to be the cartoonist for this comic strip has been the greatest joy of my professional career and having this book published is an extension of that joy.”

John Rose has been working on King Features' comic strip, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith since 1998. He started as an inking assistant to Fred Lasswell and then became the strip's cartoonist in 2001, after Lasswell's death. The strip was created by Billy DeBeck and carried on by Fred Lasswell. Barney Google and Snuffy Smith is one of the longest-running comic strips in history.