Podcast

Apparently, I lied!

On an earlier podcast, I said that the “prize” for getting your question or comment into a mailbag episode would be to hear your note read in my “mellifluous” voice. And I had forgotten that by the time that I recorded today’s podcast, where you’ll find that I went with …

General

Stop by your local comic book store

Hey, I’m going to avoid my usual “gift certificates are convenient last-minute gifts” speech, and instead steer those with some holes to fill to head down to their local comic book store. Those shops have been having a fairly tough year and could use the business – and boy, have …

Administrative

Happy holidays from The AAUGH Blog

So here we are, technically still in the last throes of Hannukah, and with Christmas barreling down upon us and the new year just waiting for it to get out of the way. And I just wanted to thank everyone for another year of being the most important part of …

General

Guaraldi via Grohl

For those of you what like covers of “Linus & Lucy” – on this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live, the musical guest The Foo Fighters closed the show with a medley that included a nice, hard-rocking take on that song. You can find it online here (you’ll have to watch …

New releases

Heavy Snoopy for your Kindle

A couple weeks ago a rather huge Snoopy collection was released for the Kindle, and its follow up is coming out this week. The World According to Snoopy Volume One and The World According to Snoopy Volume Two each collect eight Snoopy-centric strip collections, specifically: Volume One – Snoopy the …

Comic book Peanuts

Even more Disney/Peanuts tie in new deal

Since people reacted so strongly to my noting that the planned Disney/Fox merger would give Disney Fox’s rights to The Peanuts Movie, I thought I would point out one further bit of Dissney/Peanuts linkage it would create: Disney would now own part of Boom! Studios, who through their Kaboom! imprint …

Animated Peanuts

The Mouse gets more Peanuts

Just a quick note that today’s announced Disney buyout of Fox’s entertainment units snags them just a little more of the Peanuts rights – specifically, the buyout would get them  rights to The Peanuts Movie, created by the Fox-owned Blue Sky Studios. (Disney is also the current licensee for certain Peanuts …

Upcoming releases

Lucy gets cross… stitched.

Coming next August is Peanuts Cross-Stitch: 15 Easy-to-Follow Patterns Featuring Charlie Brown & Friends, which is a book of cross-stitch patterns – fifteen of them, the be precise – which feature characters from Peanuts, including Charlie Brown, and should be easy to follow. Don’t you love the in-depth detective work I …

New releases

Your Valentine? Who is, Charlie Brown?

The English language is structured for creativity, not for precision engineering. Too many phrases are ambiguous. When I tell my wife “I can’t love you any more!”, am I noting that I used to love her, but am no longer capable of doing so? Or am I telling her that …

Animated Peanuts

A Charlie BANNED Christmas

Following up on yesterday’s post about how Texas prisons have banned The Peanuts Collection, I should note that that’s not the only Peanuts book they’ve banned. They’ve also banned the book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas… and since they are, presumably, wise followers of this blog (all the best people …