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Whee! Three Kings are coming

This is an interesting stage for someone who has a small part in Peanuts history. Tennis great Billie Jean King was a friend of Schulz’s, and they worked on each other’s books (Schulz did a lot of good illustrations for Tennis Love.) And now she’s in a curious position for a …

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The NSFW Things People Show You

I’ve got an interesting, topically-NSFW (that’s “Not Safe For Work”) image that’s relevant to this blog. I’m just posting a link to it here, rather than the image itself, so that it doesn’t pop up in people’s newsfeeds or email unexpectedly. It’s an ad that I suspect is using Peanuts …

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A look back at the AAUGHdobon Society

When I posted this two years ago, I was already delving into the Peanuts Ford Falcon ads, starting to gather material for Complete Peanuts 26, which I was not free to talk about and at that point was not even a definite thing. Getting as many of the Ford strips …

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The Big Boxes

I’m oddly happy about the fact that the boxed sets of the Italian edition of Complete Peanuts have not two volumes in them, but five, giving you a complete decade in one toss. I also rather like that this box shot is one of the images that their Amazon UK listing presents: …

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Brick-lovin’ Peanuts fans rejoice!

AAUGHfriend Torsten covered the recent Toy Fair, including a large line of Peanuts pseudoLegos! Go read! While wandering every aisle of ToyFair, I spied this display: What the…?!  Peanuts?! Construction sets? At first, I thought it might be counterfeit, as the box design and quality was a bit ch… Source: Toy …

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Is that ChristChristChristmas?

I’m always eager to buy a book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and will snag up most books related in any way to the special. But somehow, I think I’ll pass on this one: Merry XXXmas, Charlee Frown, from erotica author Lotus Rose, is the second of his trilogy of holiday …

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The Man Who Put Snoopy on the Moon

NASA is reporting the death of Gene Cernan, the last human being to set foot on the moon… and the reason while Snoopy is still there. During his Apollo 17 mission, he and fellow astronaut Harrison Schmitt had the explorers’ prerogative to name the geographic features they discovered. And thus, …

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Peanuts book ads, and selling things

I visited with Hogan’s Alley designer David Folkman, and he let me look through a small portion of his vast comics-related collection. Here we have a couple of magazine ads for the Fawcett Crest mass-market paperback Peanuts books. (Forgive the weak photography.) It was so nice of David to let me …

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It’s the Impending Holiday Season, Charlie Brown

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I celebrated this year by getting my new license plate! Dig the joy! (I do need to get a new license plate frame for it, though.) But I am also doing what I do every year at this time, writing my pre-holiday shopping season …

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The way the AAUGH Blogger’s day is going

I’m feeling pretty ill, something I ate yesterday is apparently having its revenge. I really shouldn’t leave the house, but on Saturday I missed a postal delivery, and I’m pretty sure it’s the shipment from Poland, the one with that last book I need to complete my set of the …