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First Snuffy Smith collection hits press after 18 years

The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith

The first Snuffy Smith collection by John Rose is now available. The book is entitled The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith and contains John’s favorite strips from 2004 through 2013.

“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 started as an inking assistant to SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist Fred Lasswell in 1998 and became the strip’s cartoonist after Lasswell’s death in 2001.

The book is available through and soon to be on

Community Comments

#1 Joe Engesser
@ 10:51 am

Now thars some great news from “The Gossip Fence”…congrats, John!

#2 Jason Campbell
@ 10:25 pm

That can’t be the cover, can it? That is some really terrible typography! I hope the publisher would use a designer to at least set the type. even if it’s self-published…

#3 Larry Levine
@ 11:45 am

Congratulations, John!!!

#4 Daniel McKiernan
@ 7:44 pm

I hate Snuffy Smith, and I hate anyone who fails to hate what I hate!

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