Sasseville-autographed Schulz book

Not long after the book collection of Schulz’s It’s Only a Game came out, Jim Sasseville (Schulz’s collaborator for most of the run of that feature) was scheduled to appear at the Schulz Museum to do a signing. Unfortunately, the failing health which ultimately took his life prevented him from making that signing (despite hope up until the last moment that he would). We’d anticipated that possibility, and had Sasseville sign some custom bookplates which we put into the books of people who showed up for the event. Jim only managed to sign roughly 50 of them, but luckily that covered the people who showed up at the event, plus a few for the museum, and a few for About Comics (that’s me!) to use for our own uses. We’ve used a few to reward individuals at special times, whether it was retailers who ordered extra copies or someone who did something above’n’beyond for AAUGH.com.

I know of some comics creators who were ill-used by another publisher, and some people put together an auction to raise money to offset some of their expenses that arose in this matter. I chipped in a copy of the book with the bookplate.

So if you want an autographed copy of this book, here is one of your rare chances to get it. Bidding starts at $20, and since the book itself has a $14.95 cover price, that’s not a bad price.

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An unexpected Snoopy sighting

So I’m sitting here in pain from wiping out on my bicycle today, looking for some comfort viewing on TV. I start streaming¬†Cybill, the 1990s sitcom created by Chuck Lorre as a vehicle for Cybill Shepherd. In episode 2, Cybill-the-character is sitting with her ex-husband talking about their impending grandparenthood, …

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Peanuts sightings in Japan

I’m still recovering from the cold that I picked up in Japan (which luckily didn’t strike fully until I was¬† back), but here are a few stray things that I saw while there. A vending machine of Snoopy charms. (There were also similar “Gacha capsule” machines with three Snoopy figures.) …

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Free Comic Book Day tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Saturday, May 4, 2019) is Free Comic Book Day. At most comic shops in the US and Canada (and many elsewhere), you can walk in and get free comic books, no purchase needed. Some shops will give you just one or two, others will …