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Snoopy the pirate, and more

Hallmark has some new Peanuts books, and they are nice looking items. Snoopy Says “Good Night” is a cloth book of Snoopy saying goodnight to various folks. A bit of bedtime reading that’s safe for your baby to grab, I suppose.   The Legend of Blackbeagle the Pirate is another …

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Celebrate Peanuts box set

Spotted and Costco (and apparently exclusive to them) is Celebrate Peanuts, a box set containing Celebrating Peanuts (the 60th anniversary strip collection, laden with quotes from Schulz) and Celebrating Snoopy (a similar volume focused on the beagle.) The original hardcovers of those two books have current list prices of $75 apiece, but these …

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Charlie Brown’s America now e-shipping

Blake Scott Ball’s political analysis Charlie Brown’s America is now shipping… for the Kindle. Those of us who prefer to have trees murdered to make our books will just have to wait four weeks.

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Schulz’s Revenge

Charles Schulz gets his revenge on the comics field in the new hardcover Peanuts: DIE COMICS! Well, either that, or this is just the German translation of Peanuts Dell Archive. But do you dare assume that and risk missing out on something great?? (By the way, at the moment I …

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I just can’t find the right words for this.

Some among the Peanuts fandom may miss the Snoopy magazine of the 1980s, bring an officially licensed Peanuts item into their mailbox on a regular basis. And the ending of the Peanuts comic book a few years back meant the end of going to the comic shop on a regular …

Section from a coloring book cover with Peanuts and Snoopy logos
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All the moles in a whack-a-mole game are fake

AAUGH Blog reader Caren noted that the bootleg Peanuts ebooks I linked to the other day had already been deleted, so victory, right? Of course not. Two days after my post, the same fake editions had already been re-uploaded. The timeless work of Dolores J Douglas endures, as does that …

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The Eternal Questions

Some holidays have questions attached. For example, the seder, the traditional meal ceremony that begins the Jewish holiday of Passover, features a quarter of questions built around the theme of “why is this night different from all other nights?” Valentine’s Day has “Do you love me?” April Fool’s Day has …

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This Year’s Stocking Stuffer

With my publisher hat on, I’ve been reprinting Schulz’s other newspaper feature, It’s Only a Game, in various forms for years. At this point, you can still get the big book with the complete run of the series in color. A few years back, I introduced Bridge Mix, a smaller black-and-white book aimed …

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Now shipping: The Peanuts Book

The new, highly-illustrated history The Peanuts Book is now shipping (and has been for a few days.) I won’t be reviewing this here. I don’t actually have a copy yet (I’m hoping to get a comp), but that’s not the real impediment. I did paid work on this book (checking …

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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 …