Snappy Sammy Smoot

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Snappy Sammy Smoot
First appearance 1967. [1]
Created by Skip Williamson
Gender Male
Occupation Dilettante
Nationality US

Snappy Sammy Smoot is an American underground comics character created and drawn by Skip Williamson in 1967. The character appeared in his own comic strips in a number of 1960s underground comix.


Snappy Sammy Smoot is a counterculture Candide who never loses his innocence.[2]


The character was brought to life in the 1960s by the actor Carl Reiner on the TV show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.


  • "The Strange World of Snappy Sammy Smoot: An Interview with Skip Williamson" by Grass Green, The Comics Journal, no 104, January 1986.
  • In Mass Culture Revisited by Bernard Rosenberg, David Manning White writes, "But what is even more interesting about Snappy Sammy Smoot is that it manages to be politically radical at the same time it is satirical and funny" and that it is "one of more highly stylized in the field".


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  2. ^ Harvey, Robert C. The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History