The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Happiness is a Warm Parody

The release of 1962’s Happiness is a Warm Puppy reshaped the book industry, and gave rise to copycats and parodies. Nat discusses some of them here.

Comic-Con
Snoopy wins an award, and some nun news

At last night’s Eisner Awards, generally considered the biggest awards in the American comics scene, the big thick hardcover strip collection¬†Celebrating Snoopy took home the trophy in the category of “Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips”. Congratulations to the fine folks who put that book together… and to Snoopy himself! And …

Comic-Con
Comic-Con Peanuts panels report

Well, my time at Comic-Con is over for the year, but there were two good Peanutsy panels. The first one, covering Peanuts and NASA, I was possibly the last audience member allowed into the very full room. The panelists, including folks from the Schulz Museum, Creative Associates, NASA, and CollectSpace, …

Comic-Con
Comic-con panel: Snoopy Space Traveler: The History and Future of Snoopy and NASA

A panel has been added to the Comic-Con schedule, covering the expanded Peanuts/NASA alliance. Here’s the official description: Discover how cartoonist Charles M. Schulz partnered with NASA to bring everyone’s favorite beagle Snoopy to the moon in this retrospective panel about the history and future of Snoopy in space. The …