Doctor Who Do You Think You Are, Charlie Brown?

AAUGH Blog Reader Todd alerts us to some Peanuts references in an unexpected volume. Now We Are Six Hundred, with it’s A.A. Milne-reference title, is a collection of James Goss’s poems inspired by that central inspiration of all great poetry, Doctor Who. The Peanuts-related material is not within the poems themselves, where you will find the Doctor’s robot dog sidekick K-9 asleep on top of a doghouse and the Doctor himself (the fourth Doctor, for those in the know) dangling from a kite-eating tree. Now, the Peanutsing up of the material may seem a little odd at first, but it makes a little more sense when you know who illustrated: Russell T. Davies, who many the Doctor Who fan will know as the show runner who revived the series to great acclaim, and who obsessive Peanuts book folks (and you don’t know anyone like that, do you?) will know as the guy who wrote the introduction to the UK edition of The Complete Peanuts volume 5, 1959-1960, replacing the Whoopi Goldberg introduction that appeared in the original US edition.

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Nun cartoons

This is a non-Peanuts post, but I’ve been working on a project which has some overlap in interest, so I thought I’d bring it up. A little while ago, I posted a 1950s cartoon with a nun teaching some native Americans, one of whom was dressed akin to Charlie Brown, …

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Golf Gags – Schulz and otherwise

Warning: this post is a bit promotional. With my publisher hat on, I just put out a new book,¬†Great Golf Gags by Classic Cartoonists, which features golf cartoons by six respected 20th century cartoonists. Does this include Schulz? You betcha! A nice big helping of Schulz. Having said that, if …

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Letters to Santa from the Peanuts Gang

Hallmark’s got a new book for this Christmas season. No, not a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas (not yet, anyway). This one is¬†Letters to Santa, a 24-page hardcover storybook written by Bill Gray, illustrated by Rich LaPierre. It tells the tale of the gang writing letters to …