In the latest issue of Snoopy Team-Up…

Classic finds

I was zooming through the Internet, looking at jackets of albums with Snoopy-related recordings, the way one does, when I stumbled across this one that I’d not seen before.

Alas, it is not the epic crossover battle that the title and cover image suggests, bringing Mary Tourtel’s Rupert Bear out of the comics pages and into the World War I air conflict. It is, of course, two separate songs being named on this 1973 album – “Rupert”, and the ubiquitous “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron”. I am disappointed indeed.

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Cynical Supersnoop

Working in the comics field and being a long-time reader of comic books, I’ve grown accustomed to the darker, cynical take on superheroes, depicting them with twisted motivations and deleterious effect. At times, it is quite well done (as in Watchmen); at other times, it’s a weak attempt deconstruction (like …

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The phantom Big Books of Peanuts

I get this question from time to time… is there any plans for a fifth and final┬áBig Book of Peanuts? For those who have not seen this series, there were four volumes of┬áThe Big Book of Peanuts issued, each a hardback that included all of the Peanuts dailies (i.e., not …

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Translating Schulz into English

AAUGH Blog reader David wrote me to ask about some odd lettering in a few of the strips that were reprinted in Charles M. Schulz: 40 Years of Life and Art, a big slipcased book that came out for the fortieth anniversary of Peanuts, so three decades ago. It’s just …