Upcoming releases

Make “Good Grief” 2% of your vocabulary!

Coming in December is the board book My First 100 Peanuts Words, written by May Nakamura (author of such upcoming books as Batman Says Thank You and Yeti, Set, Go!) and drawn by Peanuts regular Vicki Scott. It’s 26 pages, so each word is less than a page… but if a picture is on …

Comic-Con

2018 San Diego Comic Con for AAUGH blog followers, preview post 1

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 …

General

More North Korean football references

Thanks to a post by comics writer Dan Mishkin, I’ve managed to add to more examples to this array of the “Lucy pulls the football away” concept being applied to the recent discussions with North Korea.   And that, of course, is just its use in cartoons. There’s plenty of …

Upcoming releases

Snoopy Mad Libs

Do you ever get the feeling that your libs are just too sedate, and that you need something wilder in your life? If so, you’re both confused and in luck, because coming next February is Snoopy Mad Libs, a Peanutsed-up version of the word game where you create a silly story …

General

Peanuts in Vegas

I’m back from my trip to Las Vegas.  The Licensing Expo is an odd experience, with brands both big and small trying to find new outlets for their trademarks. You can be talking to someone who is trying to get some new milage out of once-diseased consumer brands like Ken-L …

Comic book Peanuts

1950s Peanuts comic books collected!

My oh my, I step away from the computer for a few days of traveling, and all Dell breaks loose! KaBOOM!, the publishers 0f the new Peanuts comic book stories of recent years, has announced Peanuts:  Dell Archive, a collection of Peanuts comic book stories originally published by Dell Publishing. The …

New releases

A whole lotta Linus going on?

I’ve now received Peanuts Vol. 9, the latest (but not the last) in the books collecting the KaBOOM! Peanuts comic book stories. The cover… well, I really like many of the KaBOOM! covers as art pieces. This one, which stylistically matches previous covers with other characters, is an interesting Linus piece. But …

General

Political footballs

I have long wanted to do a nice long write-up on how well the Lucy-pulls-the-football-away gag has integrated itself into the political discourse; how it is used by legislators and commenters alike. I think there’s a great piece to be done on that, as it is one way that Peanuts …

Upcoming releases

Super Snoopy box shot

What we have here is the box for the upcoming Super Box of Snoopy, a crating of five previously published strip collections. They’re published as “Snoopy” collections, but as they each collect a run of strips, they have the full cast, not just Snoopy strips. The box is slated for mid-October, …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Guess who just bought a big chunk of Peanuts??

The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that entertainment giant Sony just bought 39% of the holding company that exists to hold the rights to Peanuts. They bought just short of half of the share that DHX Media bought a year ago. This means that the ownership breaks down like this: …