October 29th, 2018

Bodacious Pumpkins!

by John Rose

Everyone has heard of the Great Pumpkin, but have you heard of a Bodacious Pumpkin? For the first time in my many wonderful years of being the cartoonist for the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip, I had two fans send me photos of Snuffy Smith pumpkins they created for this Halloween season.  I hope you enjoy them!  I think they are both amazing!

Carter Breeden is a fourth grade student at Wilson Elementary School in Fishersville, Virginia. He created this excellent Snuffy Smith fisherman out of pumpkins and gourds!  Carter made this sculpture to enter in his school library’s “Create Your Favorite Book Character Out Of Pumpkins” contest.  Look at the incredible amount of detail in the playing card in Snuffy’s hat and the can of worms, too!  He became a fan of Snuffy Smith through reading my three Snuffy Smith comic strip book collections, The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith, Balls Of Fire! More Snuffy Smith Comics and Snuffy Smith In His Sunday Best.  Carter won the contest!  Bodacious congratulations, Carter!

Timothy Fisher is a big Snuffy Smith fan who lives in West Virginia.  He also created a Snuffy Smith pumpkin that he shared with me.  He said after he drew this, he thought my job was safe!  But I think he did a terrific job!  Way to go, Timothy!

I am so very thankful that Snuffy Smith has such dedicated, creative fans that include him in their Halloween traditions!




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