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Vaguely Peanuts-related bits

Famed rapper Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. as Snoop Doggy Dogg) has changed his moniker (last year; yes, I’m that far behind on my hiphop news) to Snoop Lion. This should prevent any further confusion. Of course, if he wanted to avoid being confused with a cartoon character, he should’ve just kept …

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Peanuts and the Seduction of the Innocent

The book Seduction of the Innocent is getting some attention once again. Folks with a sense of comic book history will know that this book, while it didn’t start the “will somebody think of the children?!” campaign against comic books in the 1950s, was the item that really brought it …

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Heard at the movies

Last night I went to see One Night Stand, one of those one-night-only-in-cinemas film events. In this case, it was a documentary on a one-night-only-in-a-legitimate-theater event, the 24 Hour Musicals. This would be a musical version of the 24 hour play… in other words, this is short plays that are …

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If not Snoopy

After my post the other day mentioned that Snoopy was Schulz’s second choice for the character’s name, I got email asking about what the first choice was and why it was changed. That’s a question I answered here on the blog several years ago.

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little Peanuts notes

Next week will be a Peanuts tribute week in the comic strip “Mutts“, which was a modern favorite of Schulz’s. Look for a full week of Peanuts/Schulz-referencing strips. Here’s someone’s blogpost about how his record album of the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack became the copy that the Library of …

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Peanuts crossing over

As I noted earlier, during this year’s MetLife Super Bowl commercial, while the characters from Peanuts were in the same ad as other cartoon characters from various sources, they were never actually on the screen at the same time. This is clearly no accident, and there has been a general …

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Dale Hale and the “Peanuts” Comic Book: The Interview « Hogan’s Alley

My interview with Dale Hale, artist on the old Dell/Gold Key “Peanuts” comic books. This is the same interview that’s on the AAUGH.com site, but the Hogan’s Alley site is running it with the images that were used in the print edition.

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The difference between enjoyment and respect

Enjoying a creative work and being respectful to the talented folks who created it are two different things, and that conflict shows up a lot these days. It shows up in all forms of intellectual property abuse… which in this Internet age most obviously includes piracy of music and movies …

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Quick notes

I stumbled across this Mo Willems doodles of his Gerald & Piggie characters as Charlie Brown and Lucy. We here at the AAUGH Blog are big fans of Willems’s serieses of Pigeon (the first one may be the finest comic book yet this century), Elephant & Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny… …

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In the future, all printings will be first printings

As you may know, there have indeed been book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas, starting with the Dale Hale drawn hardcover that was published by the World Press in 1965, when the special first aired. The first printing of that bears the phrase First Printing 1965 on the copyright …