The iconic "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" comic strip celebrates its 100th birthday this year. In celebration, the Special Collections Speaker Series welcomes JMU alum and award-winning cartoonist John Rose (’86). Rose became the strip’s full-time cartoonist in 2001 after working alongside cartooning legend Fred Lasswell as an inking assistant. Rose will discuss the history of the comic strip and share his experiences as a local cartoonist.

It will be held in Carrier Library room 301 from 4:00 to 5:00pm, and refreshments will be provided.

Free parking is available in the Mason Street Parking Deck, Levels 3-5.


  • Occurred Thursday, March 14th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Carrier Library, Room 301

Harrisonburg, 22807


Ryan Winfree