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Review: Charlie Brown – All Tied Up

Andrews McMeel has released their thirteenth and latest book in the Peanuts for Kids/AMP! Comics for Kids series (although now neither of those brands appear on the book.) Charlie Brown: All Tied Up is a collection of early-1980s Peanuts strips. It has all of the features that make this series a …

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Psychiatric booth of the Mad

Mad Magazine has long made use of Peanuts parodies, and is not stopping now. Joaquin Phoenix delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in MAD #10’s Joker Funnies. On sale 10/8! pic.twitter.com/yafzruZAlF — MAD Magazine (@MADmagazine) October 3, 2019

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Schulz and fellow cartoonists take on Ugly Americanism

The latest book from my publishing imprint is a reworked reprint of a long-lost piece of the Cold War, filled with some of the greatest cartoonists of the 1950s. President Eisenhower had launched his pet project, The People-to-People Program, to better connect Americans with the rest of the world. It …

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Family is…

I still haven’t gotten around to reviewing the new book from Hallmark that arrived earlier this week when I find that they’ve unleashed another title. Family is… Always Being Together. This book is obviously an attempt to bring a Happiness is a Warm Puppy sensibility to something built around strip reprints rather …

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Things that should not go unsaid, and telling the tales of the times

Back in May 2017, in posting about the way Google book search finds the word “Snoopy” in places where it isn’t actually there, I posted one place it found where it was: this cartoon. Now, I didn’t point out the ultra-Peanutsiness of the fact that it’s not just Mr. Snoopy, …

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Not that Snoopy, but that-Snoopy adjacent

  Released last month is a book that the Amazon listing calls Open Source Space: Snoopy Come Home, although the book cover calls Open Source Space: A Match Made in the Heavens. The former title is not without its legitimacy; this is a science fiction tale built around an attempt to retrieve …

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Good Grief, Another Museum Catalog

London’s Somerset House is hosting a Peanuts exhibition through March 3, with both Schulz material and Peanuts-inspired contributions from 20 artists… and a couple of you fine AAUGH Blog readers pointed me toward their exhibition catalog (thank you, Kathleen & Douglas!) I don’t have a copy of it yet to …

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Boogie Down, Snoopy!

The choice to focus on disco Snoopy for the cover, title, and back cover strip of Snoopy: Boogie Down!, the 11th in the Andrew McMeel Peanuts For Kids series of strip reprints, is an interesting one. On one hand, it’s a non-generic image, and that’s good. On the other hand, …

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New Hallmark boardish books

I received the Hallmark Christmas catalog mailer the other day, and while there were new books in there, and Peanuts items, there were no new Peanuts books. But I try to be not so concerned, because I recall that being the case in the past, and they still ended up …

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A little harder to find this Look And Find

The PI Kids line exists, I assume, solely to frustrate and befuddle me. They have out, apparently, what is announced on Amazon as Peanuts – Best Friends Look and Find Book and Cuddly Snoopy Plush. Only You cannot expect to get it through Amazon. Amazon says it will take months …