Got a copy!

The postal carrier just brought me some copies of A Peanuts Halloween, the trick-or-treat minicomic.

First, let me note that by minicomic, they don’t mean “pocket-sized”. This is 8.5″ high, 5.5″ wide — what small-press comics folks would call “digest sized”. It’s 16 pages, including covers. The back cover is an ad for The Complete Peanuts, but all of the interior pages are Peanuts comics, either a vertically-oriented Sundays (printed in color) or two dailies (black and white) on each page. And all of them are about the Great Pumpkin, of course!

This will be a good thing to give out to the trick or treaters — and to keep a couple for myself, naturally!

Classic finds
The Moist Menace

While I’ve covered various Happiness is a Warm Puppy parodies in the past, and while I have a number of programs from Reuben Award ceremonies held by the National Cartoonist Society, I haven’t seen the 1963 program, which is where Carol Tilley (U of Illinois professor who focuses on comics …

New releases
Review: Good Grief, Charlie Brown

So life has been full, and even after I got around to ordering Good Grief, Charlie Brown: Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts, and even after it arrived slowly from England, I let it sit around for over a month before finally getting around to giving it a good …

Animated Peanuts
The Charlie Brown Christmas that slipped by me

So there I was, burning off some time in the mall waiting for my daughter’s movie to let out, so hey, I head into the Hallmark, figure I’ll look at some of the Peanuts stuff that I’m not going to buy (one thing about focusing on books is that it …