New releases

Rats! It’s Chinese!

So I stumbled across this Kindle book on Amazon, Rats! by Charles Schulz. And as the cover and descriptor make clear, it’s in traditional Chinese. It had a supposed length of 13 pages, and the file size was small enough that it was clear the book had few if any …


Look, it is Linus and his two rounded-headed pals

The latest addition to the reference library is the Fall 2000 issue of Come & Eat, Pillbury’s magazine aimed at those who want to cook with Pillsbury and Pillsbury-friendly brand-name ingredients. I had been told by others that there was no Peanuts character material on the inside of this, …

New releases

Kindle books

If you didn’t manage to get that free Kindle book by now, alas, it’s too late; it’s now $9.99. So is the Kindle edition of the strip collection The World According to Lucy, which is about 1/3 off of its “digital list price”. That’s also the case for Snoopy at …


Correction upon correction

And now AAUGH Blog reader Ben is telling me that he’s been in contact with Amazon, and they say that the listing of devices for the free Peanuts book is in error; it won’t work with Cloud Reader, it will only work with certain Kindle models (Touch and Fire HD), …


correction on Free Peanuts Book announcement

When I said of the free Kindle edition of  It’s a Dog’s Life, Snoopy that “you don’t need a Kindle device to read it; there are Kindle programs for most computers, for the iPad and other tablets, etc.“, I was only partly, fuzzily right. This book, while readable by the …


Free Peanuts book for Kindle

The strip collection It’s a Dog’s Life, Snoopy is free right now (one of a few Peanuts books that just showed up on Kindle.) You don’t need a Kindle device to read it; there are Kindle programs for most computers, for the iPad and other tablets, etc. Note: When I …


Peanuts movie notes

AAUGH Blog reader Steve pointed me toward an Entertainment Weekly article that indicated that the upcoming Peanuts movie will effectively have one foot in the modern era and one in tradition. The modern aspect is that the film will be released in 3-D; the traditional is that it will be …

Upcoming releases

Peanuts issue 9 Preview

No, I don’t get to host a preview of the new issue here, but that’s because MTV Geek has the exclusive preview of it… and in this case, the story they run is the one that I helped Lex Fajardo write.


Will there be a special Peanuts cover at this year’s San Diego Comic Con?

Yup. This is an alternate covered version of issue 9. 500 copies are available. The cover art is by Mike Kunkel, of Herobear & The Kid fame… In fact, that looks like Herobear flying at the bottom of the image. I only wrote half a story in this issue; the …


R.I.P. Kim Thompson

Word has come out that Kim Thompson, long a key player at Fantagraphics Books and most relevant to this blog the editor of The Complete Peanuts series, has passed away from lung cancer. I first met Kim a couple decades back, at a private game of Five Card Nancy during …