New releases

Review: Snoopy Came to Play

Snoopy Came to Play is a book aimed at very beginning readers. Writer  Tina Gallo and artist Vicki Scott tell the tale of Snoopy and Woodstock playing tennis, and, if inherently slight, it is bouncy and fun. They do a good job with what they have to do. This should …

Upcoming releases

Lucy Speaks Out

So in March, the month after the Lucy volume of the character-themed comic book story collections, comes Lucy: Speak Out, the twelfth of the full-color strip collections aimed at the younger set. (Hoewver, bremember that these books aren’t actually character-themed, despite their use of character names n the title.)

Upcoming releases

Dell Peanuts page count

We now have an announced page count for the Peanuts Dell Archive collection of comic books stories originally published in the 1950s and 1960s by Dell Publishing – the listing now has it at 352 pages. That’s a nice thick book… but it’s only about half as many pages as …

Upcoming releases

Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!

Coming in January (and available for preorder now) is Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!, which looks to be a kids book writ by Jason Cooper and drawn by Vicki Scott.

Upcoming releases

It’s Loopy!

The Amazon listing for the hardcover collecting Lucy-themed comic book stories has updated. The official title listing has changed from Charles Schulz’ Lucy to Charles M. Schulz’s Lucy – the middle initial, an s after the apostrophe… that’s the way it should be. And there’s a cover… which doesn’t have “Schulz” in …

Product

$125? That’s cheep!

A shirt line called JC#RT (I presume it’s pronounced in the normal way) that specializes in plaid has launched a line of Peanuts-inspired shirts, and while for some of them I can see how they relate the color scheme to the characters they’re linked to, for none of them would I …

General

Peanuts as bird droppings

Comics history buff Steven Thompson (not to be confused with pop culture buff Stephen Thompson, son of comics history buff Maggie Thompson; the world often confuses me) pointed out this 1970 ad for the Dayton Daily News. The paper tried using the Dayton Daily News Bird, crafted by comic book …

Upcoming releases

Lucy van Pelt, hardcover and lovin’ it

Coming out next February is Charles Schulz’ Lucy, the latest in the character-themed collections of stories from the KaBOOM! comic book. No list available yet of which stories are in there…. so I’m kinda hoping that one of the stories I wrote will end up there. It’s always nice to be …

General

there is erroneous information on the Internet

I was doing a little research, looking up forgotten hotelier the Reverend Caleb Nimmo for an utterly unPeanuts-related project. One of the genaeology websites, Ancient Faces, had a rather barebones listing for him. The only data they really had for him was birth date, death date, and one location where he …

Podcast

Podcast swap sought

I’ve been thinking lately that it might be fun to do a “podcast swap” – get some other podcaster to appear as a guest on The AAUGH Blog Podcast, and then I appear on theirs. The trick would be finding someone with a podcast: whose podcast isn’t about Peanuts who …