Animated Peanuts

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

I’m sitting here in the jury duty waiting room, doing my small part to bring justice to the lawless of Ventura County, and thought I’d catch up on something – particularly since animated Peanuts are on my mind (tonight is the season’s first showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas). And …

Classic finds

Peanuts mags from Scottland

Recently added to the Reference Library are a couple of magazines added primarily for their covers. Courtesy of AAUGH Blog reader Scott comes this puzzle magazine which you should still be able to find on the stands, includingA Charlie Brown Christmas within a pantheon of beloved Christmastime entertainment. And …

New releases

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Lists

I’m happy and proud to see that Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking, the book I compiled for Fantagraphics, has made gift suggestion lists at both the L.A. Times and the Comics Reporter.


Peanuts comic book sales

The folks who publish the Peanuts comic books are doing some sales for Black Friday through Cyber Monday, so that would be a good time to snatch some stuff up, particularly if you want some of those rarer Peanuts covers. Here’s the announcement: November 22, 2012 – Los Angeles – …


my annual celebrating-the-holidays post

Those of you who have been reading the AAUGH Blog for a while can probably sit back and scan or skip this one. For those of you who are new… well, I generally do this once a year. The holidays impend. Hannukah is just a couple weeks away, Christmas about …

Animated Peanuts

Peanuts on TV this week

You’ll have multiple chances for a dose of Charlie Brown and the bunch this week: Wednesday night is A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on ABC Thursday night is A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving again on ABC again Friday night is Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown on Fox All of these …


a brief cheap tangential book

The essay book Black Images in the Comics is currently steeply discounted. I’m going to avoid saying the price, because it’s been going slowly upward. Franklin is on the cover (which differs from the cover showing at Amazon, featuring eight characters rather than 9), but there’s only a short page …

Classic finds

A Charlie Brown Christmas trading card kinda

Last year, Topps put out a set of Americana trading cards, cataloging particularly American moments. Card 91 pays tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Well, sort of. The card has no image from the Christmas special; I suspect it was less a creative preference and more a rights issue (while …

Upcoming releases

Stickers and comics snickers

Coming in July is Peanuts Stickers and Labels, a book of… well, I think the title doesn’t obscure the content particularly. And while I’m mentioning upcoming books, fans of the comic strip scene in general might want to get themselves Peanuts, Pogo, and Hobbes: A Newspaper Editor’s Journey Through the …

Now shipping

There is no such thing as too many Peanuts books

This is the time that bookstores are stocking up for the Christmas season, so some Peanuts books hitting the shelves should come as little surprise… but three unrelated Peanuts books shipping in the same week from Amazon is quite a rate. In addition to the availability of It’s Tokyo, Charlie …