Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
Created in: 1919
- Barney Google is a daily and Sunday comic strip originally created by Billy DeBeck. The feature is over 100 years old and began with Barney Google, later adding Snuffy Smith in 1934. There are long periods where Barney is not in the strip.
From June 17, 1919, to October 1919, the comic strip was syndicated by Illinois Publishing and Printing. From October 1919 to the present, the comic strip is syndicated by King Features Syndicate. First comicbook appearance is in King Comics #1, but first regular appearance is in Ace Comics #1.
Bill DeDeck did the art for the daily strip from its beginning to March 6, 1943. DeBeck did the Sunday strip from March 21, 1920, to April 4, 1943.
Bill Lasswell took over art on the comic strip after DeBeck's death, working on the daily from March 8, 1943, to May 19, 2001, and the Sunday from April 11, 1943, to December 12, 1943, and February 24, 1946, to May 2001.
Joe Musial drew the Sunday strip from December 19, 1943, to February 17, 1946.
John Rose started inking the comic strip in mid-1998 for Lasswell and continued the art for both the daily and the Sunday from May 21, 2001, to the present.
Writers of the comic strip were DeBeck on the daily from June 17, 1919, to March 6, 1943, and the Sunday on March 21, 2020, to April 3, 1943.
Lasswell wrote the daily from March 8, 1943, to May 2001 and the Sunday from April 11, 1943, to May 2001.
Rose has written the daily and Sunday strip from May 21, 2001, to the present assisted by Mike Marland and Margaret Shulock.
This comic strip had many assistants helping the creators over the years, including Frank Willard from 1919 to 1920, Ferd Johnson during the 1920s, Paul Fung perhaps during the 1920s, Fred Rhoads from 1946 to 1953, Ray Osrin during the 1950s, Bob Donovan from 1957 to 1958 known (but perhaps earlier), Tom Moore during the early 1960s, Bobby Swain during the 1980s, Ralph Smith during the 1990s, Ping Chen during the 1990s, and Nate Butler from 1996 to 1998.