Alas, I don’t have the camera to capture it in a visible form, but I was surprised to see the MetLife blimp with Snoopy on the side passing through our neighborhood earlier this week.
I’m about to be out the door for Wondercon. If you’re going too, as I noted, you’ll be able to find me Friday 12 through 2 at the Comic Art Professional Society booth (#829)… but you’ll also be able to find the penciller of my “Bank Notes” story (and at least one other of my upcoming stories), Stephanie Gladden, at table SP-43 in the small press area, where she’ll be promoting her webcomic, Girls of Monster Paradise.
Well, my AAUGH Blog readers, today is the day that Peanuts issue 7 hits better comic shops across the US and Canada.
But for those of you in Southern California – this weekend is Wondercon, which is a comic book convention run by the same folks who run the famed San Diego Comic-Con, but without the out-of-control unavailability of that famed event. It’s in Anaheim this year (most years, it’s up north in the Bay area), and tickets are still available for Friday and Sunday.
If anyone has an urgent desire to meet me, I’m slated to be at the Comic Art Professional Society booth (#829) on Friday from noon to 2. (Sorry I won’t be available longer, but things are hectic at home these days.) I’m not going to be dragging my full usual items-for-sale set, so if there’s anything I wrote or published that you’re looking for, let me know in advance.
Hope I see some of you there!
Those of you who follow the current Peanuts comic book may have noted that they had been starting with a longer story, followed by shorter stories, until recently. That meant that the first-5-pages “preview” packs that they sent out for the press to share included just part of a story. But last issue and this week’s issue, they’ve lead with shorter stories. That means that the Preview they sent me (with my “press” hat on) has the complete story written by me (with my “comics writer” hat on… okay, it’s more of a beanie) that I can share with you here. I hope you like it! You can click on the images for larger copies… and of course, you are heartily encouraged to go to your local comic book store and purchase a copy when it arrives this Wednesday.
Here’s the image of this year’s Complete Peanuts boxed set:
And here’s the cover for this fall’s volume 20:
Note the reveal: the introduction will be by Lemony Snicket. Who is a fictional character (but hey, Snoopy wrote an intro or two in his day), and who nonetheless authored The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story, which is one of those books I love despite, or perhaps because of, my wife’s utter repulsion by it.