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Absolutely Filthy, a worthwhile parody

Last night, I was an invited guest to see Absolutely Filthy, a full length play parodying Peanuts currently in its initial run being staged at the Sacred Fools Theater in Los Angeles. Built from material workshopped as part of the Sacred Fools’s weekly late night “Serial Killers” project, this play …

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As opposed to a needless variant, here’s a needle one

While the Boom! Peanuts series has had rare alternative covers for each of their issues, some of them have had other variant cover editions. These are ones meant for sale at specific conventions. Next up is this year’s Emerald City Comicon, in Seattle March 1 through 3, and I think …

Classic finds

My book is dangerous

If Googe Translate is to be believed, this newly-posted review of the Italian edition of my book The Peanuts Collection claims that the book is “full of internal punching”! (They also call it “a stunning volume”, but perhaps they just mean being stunned by the punches.) Apparently, my first name …

Schulz/Peanuts news

*Schulz Style*

Plenty has been written on certain ways that Peanuts has had an impact on our language. Tech writer John Gruber points to one matter in which I’d not seen Peanuts’ influence explored before: The Rise of Bounding Asterisks in Lieu of Italicization for Styling Text. (Several folks steered me toward …

General

Peanuts and the Seduction of the Innocent

The book Seduction of the Innocent is getting some attention once again. Folks with a sense of comic book history will know that this book, while it didn’t start the “will somebody think of the children?!” campaign against comic books in the 1950s, was the item that really brought it …

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Charlie Brown Christmas Watch 2013

As regular readers know, one of my biggest joys is keeping an eye out for new book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Well, my alarm bells went off today when I found┬áthis listing for A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz, coming this October. But then I looked closer …

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Every Peanuts Every Sunday

Someone asked about my statement that Fantagraphics’s new series of books, Peanuts Every Sunday, will be reusing an already used book title. Well, here it is. This Holt, Rinehart, and Winston book first published in April, 1961, has 124 Sunday strips from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Lots of …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Weekend Peanuts events

First, let me quickly note that AAUGH Blog reader Naomi tells me that where she is in Northern California, and possibly elsewhere, the Saturday showings of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Valentine will be pushed back from Saturday to Sunday, due to NBA play. Folks in …

New releases

The Schulz bowling book is available

A while back I let you know that I was putting together a small book of Schulz cartoons about bowling… and now it’s available! It’s a thin little thing, 52 pages, a few dozen cartoons, and it’s nothing that the Schulz completist needs (all of the cartoons are already in …

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What Nat’s been working on

That’s a piece of the pencil art for a three page story entitled “Bank Notes” which will be showing up in issue 7 of the Peanuts comic book, due out in April. The art is by Stephanie Gladden, who I’ve wanted to work with for a long long time now. …