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Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

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Title

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

Creator

Lasswell, Fred

Source

http://articles.latimes.com/2001/mar/07/local/me-34245

Date

1986

Format

4 1/2 x 15 inches

Identifier

823

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Biography

Fred Lasswell, who drew the "Snuffy Smith" comic strip for nearly 60 years, has died at the age of 84. Lasswell, who died Sunday at his Tampa home of congestive heart failure, continued working until the end, leaving behind 49 "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" strips in his studio, said his daughter, Patricia Slesigner. "He was working seven days a week and never stopped," she said. Born in Missouri, Lasswell was working as a cartoonist for the Tampa Daily Times when he was discovered by cartoonist Billy De Beck, who in 1919 had created the strip: "Take Barney Google, For Instance." The strip originally centered on Google, the pint-sized ne'er-do-well and inveterate horseplayer who became so popular in the 1920s that he was the subject of vaudeville routines and a popular song.

Category

WSPAC

Media

Ink

Media Details

Ink

Signature Position

Signed, lower right

Donor

Mel and Mary Lee Casson

Tags

Citation

Lasswell, Fred, “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed November 18, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/906.

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