Free stuff from the AAUGH Blogger


It’s my birthday, and I’m celebrating by giving you stuff!

Today, tomorrow, and Saturday (which was supposed to be Free Comic Book Day until life rescheduled things), I’ll be giving out three different free About Comics books as PDFs each day, and all books will be available through Sunday.

For today, the one that I hope AAUGH Blog readers will check out is Jenny’s City, an original comic book written by me and drawn by the very talented Tess Fowler. The series is about a girl who awakens one morning to find that everyone else has mysteriously left the city. All that remains is her, and cats. This is an odd duck of a book, as it actually was a series proposal — so it has two complete, wordless all-ages short stories, plus the scripts for two more tales. Go ahead and download this 12 MB PDF, and let me know what you think!

Also available today is Fusion, a graphic novel about a cargo space ship and its funky crew of humans and critters – sort of a pre-Firefly Firefly. Written by respected SF writer Steven Barnes, drawn by Steven Gallacci (often cited as the inventor of “furry” art) and the wonderful Lela Dowling. I’ll give you the heads-up that this has a brief bit of adults-only stuff. 38 MB PDF. And rounding out today’s offerings is Fanmail ’66, a collection of fan letters to the battiest TV show of the 1960s! 11 MB PDF

And if you think that this material is too not-Peanutsy for this blog, I promise that the next two days will have books that are at least Peanuts-adjacent in some way! And feel free to share this news with friends!

another free Peanuts e-book

You can get a free PDF e-book copy of the full-color strip collection Snoopy: Party Animal just for signing up for the AMP Kids (that’s the publisher) newsletter, courtesy of the publisher and the Schulz Museum! Go here.

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Misspelled Schulz!

The piece that I wrote for Hogan’s Alley showing Schulz’s name misspelled in various publications is now available for your free online perusal! Hogan’s Alley is a fun magazine of history and insight on the comics arts. Published about once a year, I’ve been writing for it, well, longer than …

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A free Peanuts book to go grab

The fine folks at the currently closed Charles M. Schulz Museum have up a nice page with a few resources for those of you with kids – some at-home learning tools, a couple of activities. And in the midst of this they have Snoopy’s Daily Dozen, which was a collection of …