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.)

Upcoming releases
Upcoming books of Schulz interviews and Sundays

Coming from Fantagraphics in October is “What Cartooning Really Is”: The Major Interviews with Charles Schulz. This offers up four interviews with Sparky, conducted by Fantagraphics head Gary Groth, film critic Leonard Maltin, novelist Laurie Colwin, and comics historian Rick Marschall. For those with a hefty Peanuts research bookshelf, the …

New releases
Superman’s Pal, Famous Fussbudget

This cover, one of a couple for the recent issue 7 of the current Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen series, is by my ol’ pal Steve Lieber (we wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel together.)

New releases
Review: No Rest for the Easter Beagle

When you work on Peanuts stories for the beyond-the-strip media, you are told not to modernize them. Even though you shouldn’t shout “this takes place in the past”, the Peanuts kids will continue to inhabit a world filled with wired telephones, where the kids play with marbles but not fidget …