Mr. Head-round und the hound

Classic finds

The AAUGH.com Reference Library has been improved with the addition of Charlie Brown und Snoopy, which is a 1970 German translation of World Publishing’s 1968 adaptation of the 1968 TV special “He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown”.

This is an example of something that I’ve seen very few examples of: foreign language adaptations of Peanuts specials. The only three that I have in the Library are all in Japanese; one of Charlie Brown’s All-Stars, one of Why, Charlie Brown, Why? and a pop-up edition of A Charlie Brown ChristmasChristmas is the only one that I recall seeing in other languages, and then only a couple. Oh, I’m sure I’m missing some, but in America these things were such a staple in the 1970s (particularly abetted by Scholastic Book Club editions) that the lack of visibility of these things seems quite a contrast.

New releases
Trivial invasion

What is the latest craze for unlicensed print-on-demand and Kindle Peanuts books? Let’s take a look! All eight of these trivia books came out in the past 5 weeks. And all of them are pretty clearly unlicensed. Not that they don’t take copyright seriously, mind you. Copyright is a very …

New releases
The other Peanuts

So it looks as though the same bozos who have been repeatedly publishing unlicensed Kindle collections of Peanuts works are also doing the same with Diary of a Wimpy Kid books… and labeling them as being Peanuts. (I’m not going to link in this case — my “hey, look at this!” …

Classic finds
I’m not sure if this proves the strength or weakness of communism

Some of you will remember my fascination with (and love of) the set of badly traced bootleg Peanuts from communist-era Poland.   It was while chasing after more on this that I came upon something that might be even more amazing. Something I have instant love for, from the same …