Classic finds

a Peanuts book score

Let me tell you that one of the tough things about having collected Peanuts books for a long time and having done so successfully is that it gets harder to find anything I don’t already have. Sure, if I wasn’t a cheapskate, I could be ordering all sorts of books …

Upcoming releases

This cover is a Peanuts trivia quiz

This is, apparently, the real cover to Peanuts Volume 1, the upcoming collection of the recent Peanuts comic book run… or at least realer than the fill-in image they had (they’ve previously been showing the cover to Peanuts issue zero as the cover… including the $1 price. Sadly, this will …

Administrative

If I were giving a talk about Peanuts

Now to take advantage of our new Facebook link-up: If you were at a talk I was giving on Peanuts, what would you like to hear me talk about? I’m preparing a short talk for Beaglefest, and there’s a few things I’m definitely going to cover, and a few I’m …

Administrative

The AAUGH Blog is now on Facebook

For all of you folks who don’t remember to regularly come to blogs, I’ve set up an AAUGH Blog page on Facebook. That way, you’ll see when something new has been posted, will be easily able to share, and will even be able to add comments! So if you’re a …

Upcoming releases

Schulz writes another posthumous cookbook

About a year-and-a-half ago, I was discussing the rather unlikely book listing for a then-upcoming book on barbecue, supposedly written by the late great Charles M. Schulz himself. Well, it seems as if Sparky is at it again… at least if this link that eagle-eyed AAUGH Blog reader Scott sent …

New releases

Snoopy’s Apple Orchard for the cherry blossom crowd

I was having a tough day yesterday, a day of tough decisions and bad news. But in the middle of it, the postman brought an unexpected gift from someone I like, and it really picked up my day. It was a Japanese edition of the 1976 original Peanuts book “I …

Upcoming releases

Is it pictures that lie, or words

The words of the Amazon entry say that this upcoming product is named Snoopy’s Organic Dog Biscuit Kit, that it’s written by Snoopy, and that it has cookie cutters in the shape of a doghouse and Peanuts characters. The pictures on the Amazon entry show that it’s name Snoopy Dog …

General

Peanuts crossing over

As I noted earlier, during this year’s MetLife Super Bowl commercial, while the characters from Peanuts were in the same ad as other cartoon characters from various sources, they were never actually on the screen at the same time. This is clearly no accident, and there has been a general …

Now shipping

Now you can have your own small world

A while back, I posted a message about an obscure comic strip called “Small World” (and seem to have confused a few of you, because I thought I’d posted about it earlier but hadn’t.) I was wrestling with the question of whether this odd strip was influenced by Peanuts. I …

Classic finds

Peanuts from the silent black-and-white era

So I picked up these coloring books from the 1970s – outside my usual collecting guidelines, of course, but they were all Christmas-themed, and the Peanuts/Christmas link is on my mind these days. Besides, they were cheap and, as it turns out, in immaculate condition. But I find them kind …