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RIP Don Markstein

My pal Mark Evanier is letting people know that Don Markstein has passed away. I’ve known Don online for decades now. He’s the sort of guy who wanted to know everything about comics and cartoon culture, and to share what he knew. Toward that end, he started the site now …

New releases

Peanuts and Astrology

The new book Peanuts & Astrology is, well, largely what you’d think it is from the title. Author Stefano Rubino has identified one Peanuts character whose attributes matches the supposed attributes for each sign of the zodiac, and  discusses the character in terms of the attributes… or, more accurately, discusses …

Upcoming releases

Upcoming Peanuts book news and notes

While yesterday’s announcement of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking was certainly my favorite Peanuts book news of the year (forgive a proud papa), there’s other bits of news and notes popping up. The Complete Peanuts volume 18 and the boxed set of 17& 18 are now available for preorder. The Charlie …

Upcoming releases

Nat’s new Peanuts Christmas book

Coming in November is a book with genuine Charles Schulz Peanuts Christmas stories that most of you have never read before. Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking is a book that I’m putting together to be published by Fantagraphics, the folks who publish The Complete Peanuts. It features two Christmas stories that …

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There just might be a book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Coming this September is A Charlie Brown Christmas Snow Globe, one of those Running Press “kit” things that come with some object, and a book. Will it be another book edition of Running Press’s little adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas? At this point, we can only hope! If I …

Upcoming releases

Snoopy Dog Biscuits – the book!

Coming this December (and preorderable now), it’s Snoopy Dog Biscuits, a book of recipes. This hardcover, written by former USA Today food editor (which sounds like a great job description there – I mean, editing food! “Pump up the corn. Stet the lime beans. The paprika lacks motivation – work …

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Peanuts Zombies

I do not understand the workings of some of the automated systems of the book industry. Every once in a while, a publisher for some reason announces a book that never actually gets published. I’ve done it, it happens. In some cases, these fictional books are always on file, marked …

Classic finds

All I Want for Christmas

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library (well, one of the latest additions; it arrived on the same day as my preview copy of Complete Peanuts 1983-1984, but that will take some time to read through) is All I Want For Christmas…, a small-but-not-as-small-as-the-small-Hallmark-hardcovers hardcover published by Hallmark in …

New releases

Sparky’s Folks

A new book on Schulz and Peanuts has snuck out in an unusual means. Sparky’s Folks, Dan Shanahan’s reflections on Schulz, Peanuts, and the nature of humor in general, has been published by Czech publisher Togga… and yes, the book is in English. This small, 115 page volume comes across …

Classic finds

Schulz’s other It’s Only A Game

One of the fun things that I get to do here from time to time is to sort out different Schulz books which have the same title, when some publisher either didn’t know or didn’t care that that particular book name had been used before. And now, at this late …