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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 …

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Minor book notes

AAUGH Blog reader Steve points out that The Basics of Licensing uses Peanuts as an example several times in the book. Peanuts and licensing – what will they think of next? Those of you still looking for a copy of the new Peanuts comic book can find them through third-party …

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2011 in Peanuts books and such

Well, we close out an interesting year here at the AAUGH Blog Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown emerged as an interesting DVD and a surprisingly good graphic novel adaptation thereof. I searched Peanuts for the greatest comic strip kiss of all time. Ten new Peanuts books as part …

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Last minute gifts

I hope you’re all hunkered down with the ones you love, in joy and in comfort now, whether you’re celebrating a holiday or not. But if it’s the case where you just realized you didn’t get anything for Aunt Greta, and the stores are closed and you’ve run out of …