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Classified Peanuts

If you’ve read a lot of Peanuts reprint books, you’ve probably at some point read the June, 1962 storyline where Linus’s blanket got turned into a kite, which in turn got carried away by the winds. You may even have seen this panel: That panel showed up the in the …

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Why your shipments are rescheduled

If you pre-order books from Amazon like I do, you may recently have gotten some messages letting you know that the book has been rescheduled and will arrive later than originally planned. While this is something that always happens to some extent (planning for the future is an imperfect science), …

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Free Comic Book Day this coming Saturday

Coming up this Saturday, August 14, 2021, you’ll be able to walk into most comic book stores in the US and Canada and walk out with free comic books. (There are some stores that don’t participate, and a few that require a purchase to get the free ones… but they …

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A Boy and his Dog

Doing a little looking into early promotion of Peanuts, I was amused to find this ad for the Chicago Daily Tribunes that ran in the Davenport, Iowa Democrat And Leader during the first week of the strip’s existence, pushing it as telling the story of “a Boy and his Dog”… which is not …

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Decades before The Girl in the Red Truck

I found a picture in Chicago Sunday Tribune from when they were promoting “It’s Only a Game” in 1957, with Schulz taking Linus and Snoopy for a walk. The archive, alas, is not a clear image; this is something I’m going to have to hunt down an original printing of, …

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RIP M. Thomas Inge

We are hearing of the passage of pop culture historian M. Thomas Inge at the age of 85. Among his dozens of books about comics, there were two of particular interest to the AAUGH Blog crowd: My Life with Charlie Brown (collecting Schulz’s writings) and Charles M. Schulz: Conversations (collecting …

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An age-old problem

In the US, one typically starts kindergarten at the age of 5. Charlie Brown was attending school before we first saw Linus, who was a baby at the time. Linus was attending school before Sally was born. Sally was attending school before Rerun was born. Rerun started school before the …

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Some things age badly, quickly

When this title came out in 2019, it sounded like a positive thing! Stay safe, everybody.

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Maybe he just has a really powerful comb

I know that it can be hard to interpret the Peanuts characters for 3-D, and particularly to stylize them, but in this new set of blind bag ornaments from Hallmark, Linus appears to have cornrows.

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Twerski’s fifth book

AAUGH Blog reader Asher asked me about the reference in the Tablet article that I linked to yesterday to Rabbi Twerski having written a fifth Peanuts-illustrated book, What’s the Big Deal?, which was issued translated into Japanese but never in its native English. He was wanting more information on it, …