The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Gary Burghoff (!!!)

Gary Burghoff, who was the original Charlie Brown in the off-Broadway smash You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown joins us to discuss that, as well as his own venture into comic strips, which in a way is the flip-side of Peanuts… instead of just focusing on kids, Gary Burghoff’s The Home (available in print and ebook from Bear Manor Media, who also publish Burghoff’s autobiography) just focuses on a group senior citizens, colorful retirees who form a retirement commune.

Upcoming releases
Born to Draw Comics cover

So now we have a cover for Born to Draw Comics, a September-shipping book on “Charles Schulz and the creation of Peanuts”. The book’s descriptor says that this is a “mixed-panel format picture book biography”, which leads me to think that it’s mostly but not completely in the comics form. If …

New releases
“Mad Libs” now sounds like the title of a Fox News commentary show

Digging through the pile of detritus that accumulates around my workspace, I just found an unopened Amazon envelope that had been there for a while. Inside? A copy of Snoopy Mad Libs, the second Peanuts volume for this classic word game, where someone lists specific sorts of words and a friend …

Discounts
Peanuts shorts (as in animated, not pants) sale

At the moment, ‎Peanuts by Schulz: The Complete Collection is marked down in iTunes to just $15.99.  This is the relatively recent European production of 104 episodes which run about seven minutes apiece, which means it adds up to around 12 hours of adapted-from-the-strip goodness.