by John Rose
Some characters I have brought back to the comic strip after very long absences are: Barney Google (top left), Snuffy's Maw (top right), Bizzy Buzz Buzz (bottom left) and Granny Creeps (bottom right). Over the many years that I have been the cartoonist for the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip, I have enjoyed bringing back characters to the comic strip that haven't appeared in a very long time. This comic strip has such a long, rich history that it's a lot of fun to look through vintage strips for characters to bring back for either short visits or as recurring characters. One of the comic strips I saw in the Fall of 2017 that featured Snuffy's Paw. Such is the case for the visit this week by Snuffy's Paw.  While looking through some vintage Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strips in the Fall of 2017, I came across the strip (above) from 1948 that featured Snuffy's Paw.  He was in the strip for many years, but then phased out.  I am not exactly sure when he disappeared, but I am guessing it was in the 1980's or so. Many years ago I brought back Snuffy's Maw and she has become a recurring character that many readers enjoy.  So I thought it would be a lot of fun to bring back Snuffy's Paw! His visit starts today, February 19th and continues through Sunday, February 25th. I hope you enjoy the story we created as a way to reintroduce him to readers of our comic strip.  Will this be a one-time visit, or will he become an occasional or recurring character?  Who knows? But this sure was a fun week to create!  I I hope you enjoy it!

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