The Snarff of Karff

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The Snarff of Karff
Start date: December 23rd, 1990
End date: October 13th, 1991
# of strips: 43
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Dangers in the Jungle"
Followed by: "The Million Dollar Tour"

"The Snarff of Karff" is the 165th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake and friends are on voyage with the S.S. Kraken, when Magnon calling Mandrake. The Snarff of Karff is coming to Earth to establish trade and he have asked that Mandrake and Narda meet him on arrival.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Captain Jon, an explorer
  • The Snarff of Karff
  • The President of USA


  • The Coast of Africa
  • Washington, DC
    • Hotel Alan, in Washington - mentioned only
    • The White House


  • S.S. Kraken, Captain Jon's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • Hotel Alan, probably named after Lee Falk's old friend Alan Cranston.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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