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Spare Schulz

These days, it is rare for a magazine to reach 100 issues, but Bowlers Journal International far outstrips that; they have been publishing for a hundred years. To celebrate, they have out an extra thick 300 page anniversary issue with all sorts of features… Including two pages on Schulz and …

New releases

There Will Be Peanuts Every Sunday

Lest anyone fear that the preceding announcement regarding financial struggles at publisher Fantagraphics will delay or scuttle the publication of the first volume of Peanuts Every Sunday, this picture should allay your fears. The books have been printed, and should be shipping soon. And how is the book? Well, it’s …

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General

The Complete Peanuts publisher seeking support

Fantagraphics, the publisher of The Complete Peanuts and many other fine (and some less fine, to be fair) books of and about comics has found themselves in a money crunch, owing in large part to the death of co-founder and key editorial guy Kim Thompson. To deal with this, they …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Recalling the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Many of us fondly recall the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine from our youth. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling those of much more recent vintage… and not so fondly. Yes, it turns out due to a manufacturing defect in three production batches of the product that were for sale between …

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Bigger book, bigger strips?

AAUGH Blog reader John was wondering whether the strips in The Big Book of Peanuts might be larger than the same strips in The Complete Peanuts, and thus easier on his achin’ eyes. Alas, the opposite is true, as you can see in this comparison (Big Book at top).

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a Big Peanuts book find

Discovered today at the local Costco is The Big Book of Peanuts. This collects all of the daily strips from the 1970s… which means that if you pair this book with the appropriate volumes in the upcoming full color Sunday strip series, you’ll have the complete Peanuts for the decade …

Now shipping

A Charlie Brown Cupcake

The Snoopy and Friends Cupcake Kit, including a couple hundred cupcake wrappers and a few dozen toppers, is now shipping. It’s being distributed as a book, so it showed up on my radar, but then it was listed as simply including a recipe card, which is not a book, so …

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Whip It, Sno-Cone style

My little girl requested just two specific gifts for her upcoming birthday, one of which was a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, so I bought on today (shhh, don’t tell her.) And I love the fact that the Snoopy part of the device appears to be from his days performing with Devo, …

Animated Peanuts

Peanuts movie gets the right producer

Deadline.com is reporting that a new producer has been brought on board… and it gave me quite a pause, because, well, it’s the right guy. For those of you who don’t know the work of Paul Feig, he basically appeared in the big-time showbiz world as the creator of Freaks …