Peanuts – BANNED!

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Friend of the blog Jeff alerted us to the fact that the Dallas Morning News has reported a list of books banned in the Texas prison system, and on that list is none other than The Peanuts Collection, the book on Peanuts history written by none other than the AAUGH Blogger himself! Now, this is not my first dance with censorship; a man was once arrested for selling a comic book I’d written. But you’d have to go all the way down the list of salacious reasons why books get banned from prison before hitting on the one that is almost certainly the one that applies here: it’s well-designed for hiding contraband. The book has various pockets that can store, say, a reproduction Peanuts animation cel… or a razor blade shiv, or a packet of black tar.  No wonder the book was so popular!

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Come see the AAUGH Blogger at the LA Festival of Books

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you should go to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend! Why? Because books! Lots of publishers, self-publishers, and vendors there to sell you books! Authors there to talk about their books! To sign their books! Most of all, books! (And even …

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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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Happy holidays from The AAUGH Blog

So here we are, technically still in the last throes of Hannukah, and with Christmas barreling down upon us and the new year just waiting for it to get out of the way. And I just wanted to thank everyone for another year of being the most important part of …