A look back at the AAUGHdobon Society

When I posted this two years ago, I was already delving into the Peanuts Ford Falcon ads, starting to gather material for Complete Peanuts 26, which I was not free to talk about and at that point was not even a definite thing. Getting as many of the Ford strips as we could was a major point of both work and expense on that book – lots of library time spent by members of the team (Derrick Bang and Tim Chow) going through old magazines, a fair amount spent in online auctions getting various examples (me). The set of strips seen in Complete Peanuts is not complete; we had one strip that we could find published only in a digest publication in color, and had no way of getting an acceptable black-plate version of it, the result was too low-resolution. Other strips may still be out there in odd corners, we cannot say for certain we found them all… but we tried, we tried.

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Charlie Brown, playa

I have no idea whether the copywriter here thought that Patty was Charlie Brown’s main love interest and Lucy his side-piece, or the other way ’round. But in any case, someone needs be shot for putting unneeded quotation marks within a word balloon. Share this:

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Stop by your local comic book store

Hey, I’m going to avoid my usual “gift certificates are convenient last-minute gifts” speech, and instead steer those with some holes to fill to head down to their local comic book store. Those shops have been having a fairly tough year and could use the business – and boy, have …

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Guaraldi via Grohl

For those of you what like covers of “Linus & Lucy” – on this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live, the musical guest The Foo Fighters closed the show with a medley that included a nice, hard-rocking take on that song. You can find it online here (you’ll have to watch …