Charlie Brown and Lucy: Certified Influential

Time Magazine has a book coming up announcing The 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived – and the team of Charlie Brown and Lucy made the list! In a one-page essay written by Time‘s pop culture writer James Poniewozik, the book reflects not so much on them as individuals but on how they relate to each other, not as enemies but as opposites. This book doesn’t land until September, but you can preorder it now.

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Sneak Peek: Snoopy – a Beagle of Mars

Here, for your reading delight, is the cover and five story pages from the forthcoming Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars, which ships next month. Click each page to enlarge. Thanks to Boom! Studios for providing these. The book can be preordered here.

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Charlie Brown’s America

I’ve finally picked up n the clues that Blake Scott Ball has a book coming out from Oxford University Press next year, called Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts. This is a version of Dr. Ball’s PhD dissertation, “Charlie Brown’s America: Peanuts and the Politics of Wishy-Washy, 1950–1980″. Ball …

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Confessions of a Blockhead

I have avoided doing much coverage of Peter Robbins, the voice of Charlie Brown in the earliest animated specials, in this blog. His crimes and his mental health issues, while salacious, really are outside the focus of The AAUGH Blog. However, with his release from prison comes some news that …