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
Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy cover

We now have a cover image for the upcoming book Shoot For The Moon, Snoopy! And I should note the cultural bias of this shot. Why is Snoopy shown right side up and Woodstock down upsidew-down. There is no right-side up in space! This is just anti-bird prejudice!! Also: is that inset …

Animated Peanuts
Peanuts By Schulz. THAT kind of Peanuts.

AAUGH Blog Reader John reminds me that I have not kept up with the DVD releases of “Peanuts by Schulz”, the European-produced Peanuts shorts. The latest announcement is for the Springtime collection, which ships at the end of February. Just out this past week is It’s Only Love (which for some reason …

New releases
Review: My First 100 Peanuts Words

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