Lotsa little notes

I really am trying to separate things into individual posts these days – but I feel for folks who get the AAUGH Blog emailed to them, and rather than flooding their inboxes, here’s a variety of catch-up items:

  • I Want a Dog for Christmas is on ABC tonight in the U.S.
  • Speaking of the animated specials, some of you may have gone to order DVDs of your favorite specials, only to find that they are no longer in stock. We’re in a transition period between publishers, with the previous editions of the specials no longer available and the new publisher’s editions not coming until next year. Plenty of used copies available, of course.
  • Speaking more of animated specials, Christian-themed site Nuclearity.org has a new slickly-produced podcast up looking at A Charlie Brown Christmas. Various guests (including the Gospel According to Peanuts author Robert Short) discuss why various aspects of the special work before getting into talking about how inspiring it was to have the Gospel of Luke read across the airwaves.
  • I’ve got a little more information on that Peanuts Sudoku Digest – it’ll have 200 sudoku puzzles and 50 Peanuts strips. And for you fans of the more obscure Peanuts characters: 3, 4, and 5 show up on almost every page! (That’s a joke, folks. That’s why they pay me the big bloggin’ money!)
  • While that cheaper-than-wholesale deal on the Complete Calvin & Hobbes is now over, they are now listing it for 40% with free shipping.
  • Speaking as a grammarian, “less cookies” is wrong. “Fewer cookies” is wrong, also. “More cookies” is always correct.
Upcoming releases
What What Cartooning Really Is really looks like

The intended cover image for What Cartooning Really Is, Fantagraphics upcoming collection of interviews with Schulz, has been updated. It is no longer going to look like this: It is now slated to look like this: By the way, if you ordered this book from Amazon and received a cancellation …

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Here comes the parade!

Finally available for pre-order isĀ The Complete History of Peanuts on Parade: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz: Volume One: The St. Paul Years. This is, in addition to being a book with three colons in its title, a photo-heavy history of the projects where various artists customized Peanuts statues and …

Upcoming releases
Happiness is a Warm _______

  Coming out next May (on May 4th, actually, which is Star Wars Day – a fact that is utterly irrelevant in this context) isĀ Happiness Is Having a Friend, which is, we are told, a Peanuts “fill-in book”. What precisely is that? It’s a book that you’re not meant to …