New releases

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! Again!

Did you ever have the suspicion that the entire world was secretly scheming to make your life difficult? Well, you were wrong. That was just paranoia. Because the entire world is scheming just to make my life difficult, not yours. Take, for example, the new book Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!, which is …

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The AAUGH Blog goes athleisure

The AAUGH Blog is, at heart, a books blog. I’m here to talk about Peanuts and Schulz books. Oh, sure, I’ll have an aside here about Hot Wheels or Pop! figures if they catch my eye, I’ll mention the existence of new animated Peanuts, but when companies come to me hoping that …

Discounts

Big Books from the big box store

From time to time, I get questions about how to buy The Big Book of Peanuts series, and they tend to be tough to answer. I understand why people would want these books, as each of them has a whole decade of the Peanuts daily strip (no Sundays.) While there are …

Animated Peanuts

It be Charrrrlie Brown Christmas, me hearties!

Today is not just one of the greatest days of the year, it’s TWO of the greatest days of the year: International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the day when the year’s first new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas is released.  And this edition is an all-new adaptation, …

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Hot Wheels hot deals

I’m used to Hot Wheels charging several bucks apiece for licensed character cars, so when I saw this series of six Peanuts cars for $1 at my local Ralphs grocery store (with membership card, natch), I scarfed them up without pausing to think “do I really need Hot Wheels cars?” …

General

RIP Len Wein

Len Wein passed away today. To me, Len was a friendly acquaintance, a guy who always had a quick smile that made it seem like he was happy to see me when we’d run into each other at the movies or whatever. But then, he always had that smile for …

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Thank you!

A big Thank You to all your AAUGH Blog readers who supported our recent disaster relief fund raisers with your purchases, your shares, and your likes! All told, the About Comics cut of the Amazon sales came to $149.51, and because that is an odd number (in all senses of …

Franklin

It’s Hockey Time, Franklin!

It’s Hockey Time, Franklin! is yet another kids picture book with a story that borrows bits from strip continuities but builds its own stories. In this tale, Peppermint Patty is trying to use the pond to practice her figure skating when a gang of bullies tries to take over the …

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Disaster relief fundraiser

My mother passed away in Texas five years ago tomorrow (August 29). In her memory, I’m running a quick fund-raiser: almost any About Comics products sold and printed by Amazon by the end of tomorrow (and if you order today for immediate delivery, printing by tomorrow is likely), the About …

New releases

Review: Celebrating Snoopy

Coming out this October is Celebrating Snoopy, which is a big, thick, high-end strip collection. This thing is a monolith – two inches thick, 10 inches wide, and thirteen inches tall in its slipcase. (If you saw the hardcover edition of Celebrating Peanuts from a few years back, this is that same format; …