Peanuts mini-comic

Ach, how did I miss this? Hitting better comic book stores today is A Peanuts Halloween, a mini comic book. Sold in bundles of 12 (for $4.99), this is a little comic book reprinting strips, meant to be handed out to trick-or-treaters. Call your local comic shop and ask if they have them in stock. Updated: No, don’t ask. Turns out they’re not for shops to sell to you for giving out for Halloween; they’re for stores to give out on Halloween. So plan your trick-or-treating carefully!

(And when you do, you can ask them if they have The Licensable BearTM Big Book of Officially Licensed Fun, which also hit stores today. It’s a collection of my own comic book series, with dozens of short stories about a cute li’l fella who just wants to be licensed for products. It reprints all four issues of his series plus some short stories that appeared elsewhere… and as it happens, includes the first comic book appearance of Barack Obama, from last year’s issue.)

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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 …