Comic-Con International: San Diego (or, as everyone calls it, just San Diego Comic Con) is still more than a month away, with the preview night coming July 18 and then four full days of convention excess to follow. But for those who are planning to go (and if you’re not already planning, too late, the tickets sold out months ago), I thought I could drop a couple tidbits.
One is that Peanuts is once again represented among the Eisner Award nominations. This time it’s for Celebrating Snoopy, the oversized hardcover with decades of Snoopy strips. The book garnered noms in two categories: Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips and Best Publication Design. It is not a shoo-in in either category, as the comics industry has really upped its game over the years in terms of strip collections and the design of its higher-end items. Also among the nominees for the Eisner Award (which is the main award given at the convention, and is probably the most prestigious award in American comics) is the magazine Hogan’s Alley, which I’ve been writing for for decades now, and has run many a fine Peanuts article from me and from others.
The other is that if you’re looking for a chance to say “hi” to me, I am currently slated to be there on Thursday and Friday and will be on a couple of panels, so you can find me there. More details as the event approaches… and I expect I’ll be posting details on any Peanuts panels, exclusive Peanuts items for sale there, and so forth.