Nothing Echoes Like an Empty Mailbox

On Friday, September 30, I attended a special presentation at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa as the United States Post Office unveiled a new set of postage stamps commemorating the centennial of Charles Schulz’s birth. I had a great time, and had a lot of fun catching up with old friends at the museum.

So what was I doing there, apart from trying to hang out with Snoopy? Earlier this year, Patrick McGeehan of the Post Office reached out to me–author of The Complete Peanuts Family Album–to ask if I’d serve as a consultant on the project. This entailed a little bit of research, a little bit of editing, acting as a sounding board, and having long philosophical conversations about Peanuts. Right in my wheelhouse.

My contribution to the project was fairly small, mostly chiming in on the biographical information included in the main stamp booklet and in the strip collection, Nothing Echoes Like an Empty Mailbox, but it was a fun, really interesting experience. Anything for Charlie Brown, right?

Nothing Echoes Like an Empty Mailbox, book and commemorative card

Wizard World! Wizard World! Party Time! Excellent!

Shaenon and I will be featured guests at Wizard World Bay Area next week, on Friday November 22 and Saturday November 23! I’m planning programs based on The Complete Peanuts Family Album and Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, and I’ll have copies of the Batman book available for purchase all weekend. Shaenon will have all eight volumes of Skin Horse available, too–this is the convention debut for volumes seven and eight!

Use the promo code FARAGO20 when you purchase tickets and receive a 20% discount.

See you there!







Signed and sketched books now on sale!

I’ve got copies of Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties and The Art of Harley Quinn in stock now, and The Complete Peanuts Family Album is on its way soon! For cover price plus the cost of shipping ($5-15 in the United States, depending on your preferences), I’ll sign and sketch a copy for you! Orders placed by December 11 will arrive in time for Christmas.

Just email me through the contact form on this site and I’ll provide you with my email address for PayPal payments. I’ll sketch your favorite eighties cartoon character in Totally Awesome, favorite version of Harley in The Art of Harley Quinn, and any Peanuts character you choose in The Complete Peanuts.

Art of Harley Quinn

The Complete Peanuts Family Album Book Launch

Celebrate the release of The Complete Peanuts Family Album with me at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center on Sunday, November 12, 2017, from 1:00-5:00pm!

Like so many of us, I grew up on Peanuts and writing this book was a labor of love. It’s a fun reference book covering every character from Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and…Floyd? Maynard? Truffles? 5? They’re all here!

Hope to see you in Santa Rosa this weekend!



The Complete Peanuts Family Album


Please join me at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Sunday, November 12 to celebrate the release of The Complete Peanuts Family Album! I’ll be there all afternoon to talk about my favorite obscure characters, sign books, and quaff a few root beers with Bill Mauldin. Admission that day is free, so don’t miss out!

I’ll also be there in a few weeks to do some advance promotion of the book as part of the Schulz Museum’s 15th anniversary festivities on August 12! Hope to see you there!