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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 …

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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 …

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The K Chronicles on the Impact of Peanuts books

Keith Knight does a nice cartoon about the effect of Peanuts books in his household.

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Straight to you from Snoopy Sounds Records! …

Some of Ridge Room’s cool Peanuts design work, this for some Japanese bedsheets. I want these records!

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Snoopyho!

For some reason, this cover for a Czech collection is making me happy at the moment. Often, the limited-color foreign covers look quite charming. Sure would like to get this one for the AAUGH.com Reference Library!  

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Twelve years later

The final new Peanuts strip ran in papers twelve years ago today, and looking around, it’s hard to say that it’s lost any ground as a centerpiece of our culture. Just seeing a popular website using the Lucy-and-the-football analogy for what may be happening with a piece of legislation, or …

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Dear Peanuts licensees

Dear Peanuts licensees, Please know your license. Today, UniqloUSA (the American branch of a Japanese t-shirt manufacturer) advertised their new batch of Peanuts tees (some of which are nice) by tweeting “The Red Baron will be landing at Uniqlo just in time for Valentine’s Day…and he’s bringing his gang” The …