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Object ID 001442

Object Name Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

Object Desc Comic book about a family of rednecks. July 1970 No. 3

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001204

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Comic Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date 1970

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Charlton Comics,Barney Google,Snuffy Smith,Fred Laswell,comic books,

Title Barney Google and Snuffy Smith


Series Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

Edition July 1970 No. 3

Description / Abstract Features: "One Small Step Fer Tater An' One Giant Leap Fer Snuffy An' Loweezy," "Quoth Jughaid An' Jamey: Nevermore!!" "Tricks an' Treats," "Shoot-out in Hootin' Holler," " Scairty Cat Tale," "A Chow Hound's Bite is Worse Than His Bark," and "How Tight Can You Sleep?" Also includes various ads and offers. Original cost: 15 cents Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, originally Barney Google, is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Billy DeBeck. Since its debut on June 17, 1919, the strip has gained a huge international readership, appearing in 900 newspapers in 21 countries. The initial appeal of the strip led to its adaptation to film, animation, popular song and television. It added several terms and phrases to the English language and inspired the 1923 hit tune "Barney Google (with the Goo-Goo-Googly Eyes)" with lyrics by Billy Rose, as well as the 1923 record, "Come On, Spark Plug!"

Physical Description Paperback comic book with white front cover featuring an illustration of redneck family dancing to a fiddle. Back cover is an ad for "Academy for Home Study." Inside front cover is an ad for "Military Diamond Sales." Inside back cover are ads for pranks and tricks, and an ad for "3 Complete Fishing Outfits." Comics are in full color. Measurements: 10.25" length/height, 7" width.

Author Fred Lasswell

Author Details Fred Lasswell (July 25, 1916 - March 4, 2001) was an American cartoonist best known for his decades of work on the comic strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. Born in Kennett, Missouri, he got his start as a sports cartoonist for the Tampa Daily Times. While playing golf in the area, Barney Google creator Billy DeBeck noticed Lasswell's work and hired the 17-year-old as an assistant. Lasswell worked closely with DeBeck for the next 18 years. DeBeck and Lasswell changed the focus of the urban-oriented strip when they introduced Google's hillbilly cousin Snuffy Smith in 1934. After DeBeck's death from cancer in 1942, Lasswell took over Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. Under Lasswell's tenure, Barney was gradually phased out (although he did reappear occasionally), and the strip's emphasis shifted to Snuffy Smith and his rural setting. Lasswell also introduced his own characters, including Elviney Barlow, Parson Tuttle and Ol' Doc Pritchart.




Language English

Publisher Charlton Press, Inc.

Publisher Details Connecticut

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Image Caption CMY001204

Description Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic book


Date FEB 8,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes The cover and inside of this issue have almost no wear at all. There is minor yellowing on the edges.


Date FEB 8,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 18 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin