Once again, a look at the cover to an upcoming issue of the Kaboom Peanuts comic book. This is issue 16, which is supposed to land in your laps in February. I rather like this cover, based on a panel from the strip, because it’s a gag that’s funny now but for altogether different reasons than when it originally ran. Then, the thought of audio recording a session felt legitimately modern. Now, seeing the use of a bulky reel-to-reel tape recorder with its power cord trailing off to who-knows-where is a strong and humorous contrast to the word modern.
As this is the February issue, you can expect some romance-related stories…. but that won’t be all. I have a tale popping up in this issue (illustrated by the talented Andy Hirsch), and I expect that a few blog readers will be made happy by the title: “Joe Stockcar”.