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John Rose honored with Abner Memorial award for rural humor

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose was was recently honored with the Lum And Abner Memorial Award by the National Lum and Abner Society for his contributions to rural humor through the strip. The Lum and Abner was a popular network radio comedy program that aired from 1931 to 1954.

Congrats to John.

Community Comments

#1 Donnie Pitchford
@ 11:51 am

It was our honor to have John Rose as a special guest during our portion of the Lum and Abner Festival. Also receiving the Lum and Abner Memorial Award was Mike Curtis, writer of “Dick Tracy,” who wrote Lum and Abner into his strip for the Sunday, July 20, 2014 page. “Lum and Abner” is also a comic strip, running ever Sunday since June 2011.

#2 Donnie Pitchford
@ 11:55 am

Er, I meant “every Sunday.” Ha! I get so wrapped up writing “Lum and Abner” dialect, I guess it affects my spelling!

#3 Charles Pitts
@ 9:25 pm

I bought John’s book on Snuffy Smith and Donnie’s two books on Lum and Abner and enjoyed all three of them.

#4 Gary Brookins
@ 11:45 am

Congratulations to my friend, John Rose! A well-deserved award. He has carried on the look and spirit of Snuffy Smith, one of America’s all-time great comic strips! Uncle Fred would be proud!

#5 John Rose
@ 2:57 pm

Thank all of you so very much for your kind comments regarding my work on Snuffy Smith! I truly appreciate it!

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