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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 …

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The Sneaky Little Beagle

The big store chain called Hallmark has got another book I went on the web to try to have a look! The site said “a sale! But exceptions do apply!” And books were an exception, so li’l Nat did cry. That’s right, Hallmark is in the midst of a sale …

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Nun cartoons

This is a non-Peanuts post, but I’ve been working on a project which has some overlap in interest, so I thought I’d bring it up. A little while ago, I posted a 1950s cartoon with a nun teaching some native Americans, one of whom was dressed akin to Charlie Brown, …

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Golf Gags – Schulz and otherwise

Warning: this post is a bit promotional. With my publisher hat on, I just put out a new book, Great Golf Gags by Classic Cartoonists, which features golf cartoons by six respected 20th century cartoonists. Does this include Schulz? You betcha! A nice big helping of Schulz. Having said that, if …

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Letters to Santa from the Peanuts Gang

Hallmark’s got a new book for this Christmas season. No, not a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas (not yet, anyway). This one is Letters to Santa, a 24-page hardcover storybook written by Bill Gray, illustrated by Rich LaPierre. It tells the tale of the gang writing letters to …