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 let you pick a pile of them from these special editions that publishers create for the day. Now, there’s no free Peanuts comics this year, but there are plenty of other interesting things. Avengers, have you heard of Avengers? There’s a free Avengers comic book. Doctor Who? Yup. Stranger Things? You betcha. One comic has stories of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly. Pokemon, Catwoman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bob’s Burgers, Captain Canuck, Casper. Little Lulu, Minecraft double-featured with Incredibles. Spawn. And lots of things you won’t have heard of, some of which are being introduced for their first time in these Free Comic Book Day editions. (Not all books will be available at all locations.) So go, get free comics!

To see a full list of comics available and to find a comic book shop near you, go to

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.) …

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 …

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

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