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I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas

I find it interesting how the whole nation embraces the wintery image of Christmas – including here in this southern California town where I live, and where there probably hasn’t been a half-inch of snow in the past century. Even folks who have always lived around here are putting plastic …

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the blockhead in my family

I took my fifteen month old Ben to the doctor’s office today for his check-up. The receptionist looks at him and says “he looks like Charlie Brown!” (and that was not meant to be some kissing up to me; the receptionist didn’t know of my Peanuts habits.) He does have …

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Nat interviews – and welcome Mr. Media fans

For those of you coming here from hearing about The AAUGH Blog on the Mr. Media podcast – welcome, and I hope you enjoy! There’s ordering information on The Peanuts Collection at the bottom of the page, and please take the time to browse through the blog entries and see …

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Peanuts in American Heritage

The latest issue of American Heritage is now out – well, okay, that’s a stupid thing to say – the latest issue is always out, since whatever the most recent issue out is is always the latest. Let me start again: the Fall 2010 issue of American Heritage is now …

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Deeper into The Peanuts Collection

And now that TV has announced The Peanuts Collection to the world, I’ll head back into telling the AAUGH Blog gang what they’ll find in the book. Now, where was I? Ah, yes, the next spread up is “Taking to the Stage”, looking at theatrical Peanuts. Tipped into this spread …

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Jean Schulz, Peanuts Collection on The Today Show

Jean Schulz was on the Today Show this morning, talking to Al Roker for several minutes about Sparky, Peanuts, and The Peanuts Collection. As the writer of that volume, I’m blown away; believe me, I’m not used to this scale of promotion for my books. Yipes. If you have a …

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How I’ll be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Peanuts

October 2nd will be the 6oth anniversary of the first appearance of Peanuts in the funnypages. So, what’ll ye olde AAUGH Blogger be doing to celebrate the date? Will I be doing an all-day Peanuts blogathon? Or reading through stacks of The Complete Peanuts? Nope. I’ll be creating my own …

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Back to The Peanuts Collection

Strolling back through my upcoming book The Peanuts Collection, we’re up to, let’s see, page 26, which is a spread about Peanuts licensing. The decoration on this spread are largely of books – a Peanuts Datebook from 1962 (an early Determined Productions product), of the Woman’s Sports Foundation’s Cookbook (with …

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More on Nat’s book (note: that’s not “Moron Nat’s book”)

Been a slow news period, but it’s about time to do some more flipping through The Peanuts Collection, the upcoming slipcased hardcover look at Peanuts which I provided the text for. We’re up to page 18 here, and this spread is about advertising and Peanuts. The text talks about some …

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Nat at Comic-Con

For those of you who are coming to Comic-Con in San Diego next week and want to say “hi”, well, I certainly don’t want you to miss the Peanuts panel to catch my mostly-aimed-at-retailers 24 Hour Comics Day panel. However, I have arranged to do a signing at the Prism …