Peanuts Paperback Celebration

Peanuts: a Golden Celebration, the large 50th anniversary book, is now shipping in paperback. (This isn’t the first paperback edition, but the earlier one was available only to a membrs of a book club.) One thing I do want to note is that this edition has not been updated at all. The Peanuts timeline in it still ends in 1999, before Schulz’s retirement. The closing anecdote about someone calling Schulz to see if he was still alive feels a little odd, as he passed the following year. Still, this is a very good introduction to the full breadth of Peanuts, with strips from all but the last year, plus lots of interesting commentary and sidebars. The price is nice, too.

Things that should not go unsaid, and telling the tales of the times

Back in May 2017, in posting about the way Google book search finds the word “Snoopy” in places where it isn’t actually there, I posted one place it found where it was: this cartoon. Now, I didn’t point out the ultra-Peanutsiness of the fact that it’s not just Mr. Snoopy, …

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Not that Snoopy, but that-Snoopy adjacent

  Released last month is a book that the Amazon listing callsĀ Open Source Space: Snoopy Come Home, although the book cover callsĀ Open Source Space: A Match Made in the Heavens. The former title is not without its legitimacy; this is a science fiction tale built around an attempt to retrieve …

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Good Grief, Another Museum Catalog

London’s Somerset House is hosting a Peanuts exhibition through March 3, with both Schulz material and Peanuts-inspired contributions from 20 artists… and a couple of you fine AAUGH Blog readers pointed me toward their exhibition catalog (thank you, Kathleen & Douglas!) I don’t have a copy of it yet to …