Come see the AAUGH Blogger at the LA Festival of Books

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you should go to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend! Why? Because books! Lots of publishers, self-publishers, and vendors there to sell you books! Authors there to talk about their books! To sign their books! Most of all, books!

(And even if you don’t like books – the guests include Valerie Bertinelli, Miyam Bialek, and Danica McKellar. I mean, if you ever had the hots for an actress playing a smart twelve year old brunette, she’s there!)

And while you are there, swing by Booth 170, the About Comics booth, where I shall be. Yes, just me, I’m making the fool mistake of trying to work a booth all by my lonesome. And all have some of Schulz-y stuff that I publish, and some of the Schulz-y stuff that I wrote, all for you to buy if you wish… but even if you’re not in a buying mode, stop by and say “hi!”

Spot the Dog

I publish things. I also research things. And really, the two efforts are often one and the same: I research stuff and find that it’s worth publishing; I publish stuff and in the process I’m doing research. That all just happened for me with a syndicated comics panel called “Spot” …

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Meet Peanuts!

One of the complaints that Schulz had about his strip being named Peanuts against his wishes is that it lead some people to think that one of the characters in the strip was named “Peanuts.” That was brought to mind when I read this particular strip in a book that …

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Be More Charlie Brown impends

I have now received my box of author’s copies of Be More Charlie Brown, which will be officially released next week. This light-hearted self-help book is a follow-up to my earlier (and still available) volume, Be More Snoopy. As I always do with my new Peanuts-related hardcovers, I’m willing to send …