Free Comic Book Day – tomorrow

I’m interrupting your usual Peanuts-y news for a reminder that the first Saturday in May – and as I type this, that’s tomorrow – is Free Comic Book Day. Odds are pretty good that if you walk into a comic book store tomorrow, you’ll be able to walk away with absolutely free comics. The selection and quantity will vary from store to store, but most shops will have at least free AvengersPower RangersDC Superhero GirlsDoctor WhoDisney PrincessRiverdaleTransformers and Pokemon comics, among others. And many will have SimpsonsBob’s BurgersSpider-ManAdventure TimeTank GirlMiraculousNightmare Before ChristmasStar WarsThe Tick, and Street Fighter comics… as well as plenty of comics that haven’t been based on or made transition to movies or TV (yet.)

So go to your local store, get some free comics, take them home and read them…. and if you like them, go back to the store and buy some further issues!

Nat in San Diego

For those of you headed to San Diego for the 50th anniversary of what is now called Comic-Con International, I’ll be there most of Friday through Sunday. While you can flag me if there’s something of particular interest you want to discuss, here’s where you’ll be able to see me …

Get a free Hogan’s Alley

As some of you  may know, I write frequently for Hogan’s Alley, the magazine of the cartoon arts. Well, here’s your chance to get a free issue sent right to you at no cost or charge – the mag usually runs $7.50! (US addresses only.) You don’t get to pick an …

Peanuts shorts (as in animated, not pants) sale

At the moment, ‎Peanuts by Schulz: The Complete Collection is marked down in iTunes to just $15.99.  This is the relatively recent European production of 104 episodes which run about seven minutes apiece, which means it adds up to around 12 hours of adapted-from-the-strip goodness.