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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Plate Expectations

It was on a trip to Las Vegas where I first ran into parking ticketing machines that actually read your license plate as you drove in, and printed the license number on your ticket. Now, as you may recall, my license plate has a picture of Snoopy and the word …

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You know what would be a good title for a book?

Hmmm… maybe we should name the book something original, like… GOOD GRIEF!

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Kaye Ballard, RIP

Kaye Ballard has died. She had places in the world of stage and screen, but it’s her recording career as a musical comedian that is of interest to the Peanuts fan. In 1962 she issued a recording of her doing Peanuts humor, based on her touring act at the time. …