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Not authorized, but is it legal?

AAUGH Blog reader Debbie Anne pointed out to me the announcement of this curious upcoming volume, Charlie and Friends in Tip Top Comics – The Dell Series Reader Collection. This is a reprint of original Peanuts stories that appeared in the Tip Top series, and will be available in black-and-white …

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Get your BE MORE SNOOPY signed

Be More Snoopy is out today, and I’m already getting the “how can I get this signed?” query. Well, unsurprisingly, I have no signing tour on the schedule…. but all you have to do is email me your U.S. address, and I will email you a signed bookplate (that’s a …

New releases

Review: Let’s Go to the Library!

The new “Ready-to-Read Level Two” storybook Let’s Go to the Library! is officially “by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by May Nakamura, illustrated by Robert Pope”, and it’s actually valid to call it an adaptation (which is not true of some of these storybooks.) This tale of Sally’s first trip to …

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Superheroically Snoopy

Hallmark has a couple of new books available at your local Hallmark store – or, for those of us who are trying to stay at home or whose nearby Hallmark store has closed down (both me), via mail order. Friend of the blog Kathleen wanted to make sure that I …

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Vegas sports books are closed, but now there’s Peanuts ones

AAUGH Blog fan Scott pointed out to me that Costco now has an exclusive box set of Peanuts books. The boxed set Game Day contains four new Peanuts reprint books, each focused on sports. The books are Baseball Football & basketball Tennis & golf Hockey & ice skating Over 800 …

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Scent of a dog

Alert AAUGH Blog reader Scott pointed me toward some books I’d missed… understandably, because they appear to have been exclusive to Nordstrom, which ain’t exactly my usual haunt. It’s two volumes of what they offered as a Peanuts Perform Book, volumes 1 and 2 of Peanuts: You Are a Very …

New releases

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 …