In which Snoopy turns into Al Franken, I suppose

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I went to check Hallmark’s Peanuts books, to see if they have anything new. They’re offering the cool light-up, pop-up adaptation of theĀ Great Pumpkin special which I ran a video of back in 2016 – only that’s an old cover, the new one was added in 2021.

But not quite available yet, but coming this month, is…. The Nightmare of Franken-Snoopy!

Written by Joey Benevento and drawn by the ever-able Rich LaPierre, this story is set in Charlie Brown’s dreams, so Franken-Snoopy himself is non-continuity. But if you think that’s going to keep Hallmark from making some merch, ahh, you haven’t met Hallmark!

The book itself has a “surprise” pop-up at the end, common with recent Hallmark storybooks. That makes it either a regular book with a nice little surprise, or a weak pop-up, depending on your expectations going in.

(By the way, if the reference to former Senator Al Franken in the title of this post has you remembering that there was some kind of Franken/Snoopy link, you’re right. Back in 1999, before he entered the political arena, Franken put out the novel Why Not Me?: The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency, in which he contemplates himself running for president and how badly things go. In the novel, his campaign his heavily backed by the insurance companies, and with MetLife’s backing, Snoopy appears in his ads. This use of Snoopy is touched on repeatedly in the book.)

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Charles Manga Schulz comes to Comic-Con

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Will you be getting love from Snoopy

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The Big Book of Peanuts cover

AAUGH Blog reader D.D. managed to catch that by the time that my note went out about The Big Book of Peanuts: 1990s being on Amazon, the planned cover was already available on the publisher’s website. So here’s what you have to look forward to! Love-filled Snoopy images seems to …