AAUGH.com: the usual stuff

IN THIS ISSUE:
* TWO PEANUTS BOOK FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
*ONE PEANUTS BOOK FOR TURKEY DAY
*THOSE OLD PEANUTS COMIC BOOKS
*A COUPLE QUICK BARGAINS
*LOOK OUT FOR LUCY!
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TWO PEANUTS BOOK FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Valentine’s Day is coming. Not soon, mind you, but it is coming eventually. There’s no avoiding it. And this time it will be accompanied by two new Peanuts books. A PEANUTS VALENTINE is a hardcover book of romance-and-Valentine-themed strips, coming from Valentine Books…
er, Ballantine Books. Price will be $16.95. And the PEANUTS VALENTINE CRAFT KIT is coming from Little Simon for $7.99. More details when I have them.
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ONE PEANUTS BOOK FOR TURKEY DAY
The new book adaptation of A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING is now available for preorder. It ships in October: http://AAUGH.com/go.htm?0689850271 As always, if you want to know what Peanuts books are coming up, just stop by: http://AAUGH.com/upcoming.htm
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THOSE OLD PEANUTS COMIC BOOKS
Many of you have stopped by the AAUGH.com guide to Peanuts comic book magazine appearances: http://AAUGH.com/guide/pcb.htm You may have noticed that the guide was co-created by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, and is based on an article he wrote for the Comics Buyer’s Guide. Well, Doc V has now posted the entire article and some updates; you can read it at: http://www.comicartville.com/peanutscomics.htm
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A COUPLE QUICK BARGAINS
Most of those bargain books I pointed you to last time sold pretty quickly, but now there are are a couple more: NOW THAT’S PROFOUND CHARLIE BROWN reprints most of the 1991 dailies and a few of the Sundays: http://AAUGH.com/bco.htm?0061075612 I TOLD YOU SO, BLOCKHEAD gives the same treatment to the 1992 strips: http://AAUGH.com/bco.htm?0061075620 Both of these are offered at more than half off the cover by my pals at bookcloseouts, and can’t be mixed in with an order. These are remaindered books, and may have a remaindering mark on the edge.

These are from a series of four books from Harper Collins that cover the years 1991-1994. The third book of the series has been allowed to go out of print, so these books may be fading away. If you don’t have ’em yet, now is the time to get them. (And if you do have them, now is the time to dance the hula while eating a chalupa. No, it doesn’t make sense to me, either, but I don’t come up with these schedules. I just report them.)
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LOOK OUT FOR LUCY!
In the last two years the city of St. Paul has been invaded by status of Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Now over a hundred different artists have done their takes on Lucy Van Pelt. Starting tomorrow, plaster fussbudgets can be found in 103 locations around the city, with a few more special ones popping up at other times and places. For a map of locations and other information, see: http://webserv8.startribune.com/mcu/clients/i/ilovesaintpaul/lucy/
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Here at AAUGH.com headquarters we’re working on an article about odd Peanuts books for Hogan’s Alley magazine, and putting together a much-requested online archive of this newsletter.

I’ve gotten email asking me when I’ll be on the east coast talking about Peanuts books, and honestly I have no plans for that now — so far, my appearances at the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California are my only scheduled dates. I would be surprised (albeit pleasantly) to be invited to speak elsewhere.

Questions, comments, new e-mail addresses? Just send me a note at nat@aaugh.com
–Nat proprietor http://AAUGH.com

General
Can an oblivious soul become a blogger?

It’s good to have smart people to catch you when you miss something, and Tim Chow – whom I worked with when we were accumulating rare Schulz material for Complete Peanuts 26 – just caught me on something. You may remember a recent post where I was confused my an …

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When you think you understand a strip…

There’s a strip from the 1950s where Charlie Brown is examining the books on Lucy’s shelf and finds such titles as Can a Fuss-Budget Find Love and Happiness?, The Decline and Fall of the Fuss-Budget, and, as a punchline, Can a Fuss-Budget Become President? And I thought I got the joke, I really …

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Pawlowski retires

Stan Pawlowski, the long time sculptor of Peanuts items who I interviewed on the AAUGH Blog Podcast, has announced his retirement as of today, for safety reasons. (His aging hands and health are not compatible with “working with torches and harsh chemicals”, he notes.) He has done a lot of …