The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Nun Funnies

The AAUGH Blogger takes a look at the spate of nun cartoons of the 1950s, and the effect they may have had on the work of Charles M. Schulz.

 

The above example of the sort of work discussed comes from Bill O’Malley, who, like all the folks involved, is Catholic. The books of this period are strictly inside-baseball on that. For example, one book in my collection, Hugh Devine’s All Angels Parish is published in 1951 by “Faith Magazine” and has a foreword by Francis P. Moran – the reverend who was the editor of a an official Catholic newspaper of the Boston Archdiocese (not to be confused with the Boston-area insurance dealer of the same name who turned out to be basically an agent for the Nazis in the days leading up to our entry in World War II.)

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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, …

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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 …

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Peanuts back in space!

The Peanuts folks have put out a press release announcing a new effort with NASA, the National Air and Space Administration, about their plans to generate new educational content and a school curriculum for teaching about deep space exploration. They say that more details will be released at Comic-Con next week. This …