Barney Google, by John Rose

John Rose is an American comics artist, best known for continuing 'Barney Google and Snuffy Smith' (originally created by Billy DeBeck) since 2001. He is the third artist to have officially drawn the series since its creation. 

John Rose was born in Virginia and graduated from James Madison University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Art History. After his studies, he started drawing freelance sport cartoons for newspapers in Manassas, Virginia. He created the Kids' Home Newspaper weekly activity page, distributed by Creators Syndicate. Rose's cartoons have won awards from the National Newspaper Association and the Virginia Press Association. They have also been distributed by the Scripps Howards News Service. In 1996, Pelican Publishing Company published a collection of his editorial cartoons, entitled 'Cartoons That Fit the Bill: An Editorial Cartoon Collection About Washington and Beyond'.

Since mid-1998, John Rose inked Fred Lasswell's daily and Sunday 'Barney Google and Snuffy Smith' strips. After Lasswell's death in March 2001, Rose took over the comic completely. Contributing writers are Margaret Shulock and Mike Marland. In addition, Rose is the editorial cartoonist for Byrd Newspapers of Virginia and creates 'Kids' Home Newspaper', a weekly syndicated puzzle feature for Creators Syndicate.

Snuffy Smith by John Rose

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