Administrative

Input gotten

Well, I asked for your input on whether I should cover newsy items that are Peanuts-related, and got more responses for that than for possibly anything that I’ve asked on the blog.. and unfortunately for me the answers were all across the map. Some people really want everything vaguely Peanuts-related …

Administrative

input wanted

Even though the focus of this blog is specifically Schulz books, I obviously zoom out in to more general Peanuts topics, interesting things that come up. Which puts me in a dilemma from time to time, when the topic seems more of tawdry interest than key to what I’m pursuing. …

New releases

One that got away

Normally, an Asian datebook is not something I’d worry about not having in my collection… but I think you’ll see why I reckon that from time to time in the future, I’ll look back and regret not getting this one. It will hurt, but I will try to be srong …

Upcoming releases

Look, they’re all smiling

Here we have the cover for the upcoming Running Press Kids book Be Yourself! It’s a rendered color version of what might be the most-used piece of Peanuts licensing art, because it’s got all the characters and they are smiling. Which makes it less than a 100% realistic depiction of …

Nat news

I need a title

As some of you may remember, last year I put together Bridge Mix, a selection of Schulz & Sasseville’s “It’s Only a Game” cartoons aimed at people who play bridge. It hasn’t sold a ton of copies, but enough that it was worth my time putting it together. And never …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Plastinuts

During the 1970s, United Feature Syndicate planned for the possible loss of Charles Schulz’s services by having comics artist Al Plastino draw up some original Peanuts strips. Long hidden away, and rumored destroyed, I’d only seen one of these reproduced in the past, and now this blog posts shows a …

New releases

Snoopy meets Dracula

The development of Print On Demand technology has enabled the publication and international distribution of small projects that previously may not have been seen beyond a handful of photocopies. Such is Dracula Remixed, which is simply a project of a high school English class, with students rewriting portions of Bram …

Classic finds

Comics sans appropriate font

The other day, I praised the Easton Press edition of A Peanuts Valentine, noting that the cover of the fancy edition looked better than the standard edition, but that that wasn’t always the case for their books. Today, I noticed this example of the lesser work: While A Peanuts Valentine …

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A Leather Valentine

Well, I try not to collect the Easton Press editions. They have a lot of sweet aspects, in all their leather bound gilt-edged gaudiness, because it just invited being charged $80 per volume. But sometimes I find a used one discounted enough that it seems more a waste of money …

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Soft Baby Snoopy

The first addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library for the year – it’s a book! Well, it would be a book, if I stuffed it and sewed it together. Which I shan’t, because I want to keep it in mint condition, and because I’m a lousy seamster, and because in …