Discounts

I’m to blame for Schulz forgeries!

EBay is, unsurprisingly, awash in fraud. It gets pulled in many ways, including knock-off items and forgeries. Cartoonist Terry Beatty (currently of the “Rex Morgan” newspaper strip) has been doing a good job of highlighting tracings and fakes being passed off as original drawings by famous cartoonists – and given …

Animated Peanuts

Where are they now?

I was installing a new Blu-Ray player (well, reinstalling an old one, having lost the remote on the newer one), and I reckoned I’d test it by putting The Peanuts Movie disk in… which drew my 8 year old away form his video games, and he came over and watched the …

New releases

Review: The Complete Peanuts Family Album

There have been enough Big Books About Peanuts that the trick on writing them is to find a new angle. The angle for The Complete Peanuts Family Album is to do a deep dive, covering all of the characters in Peanuts, anyone who had a name and a few who didn’t. This …

Upcoming releases

Peanuts 10 cover

Here’s the preview cover for the 10th volume collecting the KaBOOM Peanuts comic book stories. I swiped the image from the website of the Simon&Schuster, who take care of getting Boom publications to the book stores. And also on that sight you’ll find Schulz’s name misspelled on their listing for …

General

Black Lines Matter

The folks putting together The Complete Peanuts series did a really good job of hunting down the best quality source for everything they reprinted. This can be particularly problematic when one is dealing with older Sunday strips, where one might not be able to find a printing or stat of …

Nat news

The AAUGH Blogger in Camarillo

I’ll be appearing this Sunday, November 12, at the Local Authors Fair being hosted in the lovely Camarillo Library in Camarillo, California, from 11-3! Stop on by – I’ll have some of my award-winning Peanuts work with me, as well as some of my original comics and prose fiction work. …

Upcoming releases

Peanuts Volume 10

As suspected, KaBOOM has now announced a 10th volume in their trade paperback reprints of their Peanuts comic book series. I’m not fully sure how they are splitting up the regular issues and specials through these last couple volumes, but unless there’s something going on that I’m missing (always possible), …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 03: Franklin’s real life mother – The AAUGH Blog

The new episode of the podcast, an interview with Harriet Glickman (the woman whose suggestion caused Schulz to add Franklin to the Peanuts cast) is up at: The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 03: Franklin’s real life mother  (I apologize for those of you seeing two notices of this new episode, …

New releases

Snoopy’s Letters to Santa

After doing a rather strange little we-won’t-accept-the-coupon-so-you-have-to-order-online-use-the-coupon-there-and-have-them-ship-out-the-book-to-the-store-which-you-then-come-pick-up-even-though-we-have-copies-just-sitting-here-on-the-shelves dance with my local Hallmark store, I finally have a copy of Letters to Santa, a new hardcover Peanuts storybook written by Bill Gray and illustrated by Rich LaPierre. This starts with the kids writing letters to Santa (something they did in the strip), …

New releases

The Coloring of Money

Why spend $6.99 apiece for two volumes of unlicensed Peanuts pictures printed out of ratio when you can get both in one volume behind a hideously-designed cover for a mere $9.99??? That’s the question that Snoopy Coloring Book Volume 1-2 is designed to answer. I don’t know which part of it …