The AAUGH Blog Podcast: KaBOOM!’s Whitney Leopard interview

The AAUGH Blogger chats with Whitney Leopard about recent and upcoming new and reprint volumes of Peanuts material. (For those of you who could use a little translating of the inside-the-industry jargon, when she refers to an “OGN”, that’s Original Graphic Novel – i.e., a book of comics that hadn’t been previously serialized in some form.)

New releases
A whole lotta Linus going on?

I’ve now received Peanuts Vol. 9, the latest (but not the last) in the books collecting the KaBOOM! Peanuts comic book stories. The cover… well, I really like many of the KaBOOM! covers as art pieces. This one, which stylistically matches previous covers with other characters, is an interesting Linus piece. But …

General
Political footballs

I have long wanted to do a nice long write-up on how well the Lucy-pulls-the-football-away gag has integrated itself into the political discourse; how it is used by legislators and commenters alike. I think there’s a great piece to be done on that, as it is one way that Peanuts …

Upcoming releases
Super Snoopy box shot

What we have here is the box for the upcoming Super Box of Snoopy, a crating of five previously published strip collections. They’re published as “Snoopy” collections, but as they each collect a run of strips, they have the full cast, not just Snoopy strips. The box is slated for mid-October, …