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An early worst Schulz biography

When I reviewed the new worst Schulz biography – the one which misspells his name on the cover — I linked to some previous reviews of bad Schulz biographies designed to fill the shelves of school libraries. In doing so, I realize that my review of one such biography which …

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Schulz on Wash Tubbs

If you look over at the AAUGH.com Guide’s page to books for which Schulz did introductions and illustrations, you’ll find he did a lot of them over the years. It’s not because he was a particularly masterful writer of such things – he’s not bad, but nothing impressive – but …

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Turkish Snoopy

The AAUGH.com Reference Library now has the 1983 Turkish translation of 1958’s Snoopy, an early all-Snoopy strip collection. Now, this may be released on the 25th anniversary of its original release, but this abridged (3/4s the length) version is no fancy memorial edition. In fact, it’s rarely poorly produced, with …

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25th anniversary of a Peanuts book

With the upcoming release of not one but two fiftieth anniversary edition of Happiness is a Warm Puppy, I thought it was time to look at a volume I see surprisingly infrequently: the twenty-fifth anniversary edition. This edition came out in, ummm (runs out of fingers, starts to pull of …

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What Snoopy reads

Now, let me make something clear. I am not a Peanuts collector. I am a Peanuts book collector. While I may accumulate other Peanuts stuff in various ways, I have no goal of having a complete set of anything or a great array of everything or any such things. In …

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The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is a book we already have a copy of… but in a format we don’t have a copy of. In fact, I’m not sure if we can actually call it a book. It’s a series of square pages with rounded corners, linked …

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Charlie Brown’s International All-Stars

Making me happy in yesterday’s mail was this book: This is a 1976 Japanese paperback translation of the book adaptation of Charlie Brown’s All-Stars. Now, while the English version is one of my favorite adaptation (as it has original Charles Schulz art) ,this book shouldn’t make me too happy. After …

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He’s got more than just a security blanket

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is an issue of Linus, an Italian comics magazine that mixes translated English language strips with original Italian material. The magazine launched in 1965, and is still running today – the issue that I grabbed up is from Maggio (May, most likely …

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The Theology of Peanuts

For those of you who liked such musings on Peanuts and Christianity as Robert Short’s books The Gospel According to Peanuts and The Parable of Peanuts, Professor Richard Beck of Abilene Christian University has done up his own online book as part of his Experimental Theology¬† blog: The Theology of …

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Peanuts gift catalog

There are a few catalogs of Peanuts items in the AAUGH.com reference library – mailed catalogs from Peanuts specialty sources, some book format catalogs of Japanese items, all with tempting things to order. I’ve recently added a catalog of items that I could not actually get, at least not through …