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Today in “That’s not Schulz!”

Today in “that’s not Schulz!”, we have this promotional piece that ran in the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer and News in 1959.

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A Boy and his Dog

Doing a little looking into early promotion of Peanuts, I was amused to find this ad for the Chicago Daily Tribunes that ran in the Davenport, Iowa Democrat And Leader during the first week of the strip’s existence, pushing it as telling the story of “a Boy and his Dog”… which is not …

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Decades before The Girl in the Red Truck

I found a picture in Chicago Sunday Tribune from when they were promoting “It’s Only a Game” in 1957, with Schulz taking Linus and Snoopy for a walk. The archive, alas, is not a clear image; this is something I’m going to have to hunt down an original printing of, …

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button up!

Housed here in the same two-story skyscraper that holds the AAUGH.com Reference Library and the About Comics offices is a new startup: Bitterworm Buttons. And they offer one item which may be of particular interest to AAUGH Blog fans. This can be ordered via Etsy!  

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Disrespecting Doctor Schulz

Over at the Hogan’s Alley Facebook group, James Gauthier posted a 1965 article about Schulz receiving an honorary degree. The article bore this respectful (if mispunctuated) headline: I was curious how other papers covered the event, so I looked it up. This paper had a headline that dissed Schulz: This …

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Recent Italian Peanuts covers

I like the look of these current Italian editions. That’s one of the cool things about Peanuts books — there are so many different publishers doing them in different eras, so you get a lot of different design ideas.

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Peanuts meets Escher

Looking through the online archive of Peanuts strips at the GoComics site, one can find some interesting mistakes along the way. In some cases, the mistake seems to be in one of the computer systems used in the archiving of Peanuts, like what they have for the November 17, 1996 …

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book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Get thee behind me, Santa!

I am totally, seriously against supporting any of the folks doing print-on-demand bootleg Peanuts notebooks, coloring books, and so forth. These folks are taking what is not theirs and delivering shoddy product based on that, and should not be supported. But if you ever wanted to tempt me otherwise, this …

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The eyes of Charles Schulz from a book cover
Upcoming releases

Ooh, ooh, I know the answer to this one!

Coming next March is Who was Charles Schulz?, a biography for kids that is part of a large Who is/was line published by Penguin Workshop (which really sounds like a place that you want to work, doesn’t it?) One hundred and twelve pages writ by Joan Holub and illustrated by Tim …

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Playing cards with pictures from A Charlie Brown Christmas
book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Deck: the haul for Christmas

Usually, the term “Christmas cards” does not apply to playing cards, but what we have here is an obvious exception — it’s a deck of A Charlie Brown Christmas-themed playing cards. Manufactured by Aquarius Image, a company that produces a range of Peanuts products from board games to bandages, the …

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