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
A Sunny Day coming in December?

The last month of the year will bring Woodstock’s Sunny Day, a board-shaped bird book… excuse me, bird-shaped board book… written by Patty Michaels and drawn by Vicki Scott. “It’s a beautiful Spring day, and Woodstock doesn’t want to just hang around Snoopy’s doghouse. He convinces his best friend that they …

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An unexpected Snoopy sighting

So I’m sitting here in pain from wiping out on my bicycle today, looking for some comfort viewing on TV. I start streaming Cybill, the 1990s sitcom created by Chuck Lorre as a vehicle for Cybill Shepherd. In episode 2, Cybill-the-character is sitting with her ex-husband talking about their impending grandparenthood, …

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Space Snoopy

Folks are bopping around article links to a statement that “Snoopy”, the module from Apollo X that was discarded into space, may have been located by investigators who were looking for it (which makes them, I suppose, both searchers and researchers, much like some folks are simultaneously tired and retired.) …