The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Peanuts buy-in (Planet Peanuts)

We’re shipping out this week’s episode early to cover breaking news – media giant Sony buying a portion of the rights to Peanuts. The press release and AAUGH Blogger analysis in this episode of the podcast. (I swear I’m not really changing the title of the blog permanently to Planet Peanuts… but with an economic-heavy episode yet again, I just couldn’t resist!)

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.