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The Charlie Brown Christmas that got away!

AAUGH Blog reader Mary joyfully showed me the book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas that she had just gotten… and it’s one that I don’t have yet! Even worse, it’s one I’m not sure that I’ll be able to get! Jul med Knøttene comes to us from Norway. Well, it came …

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Beagles und Wikinger kann Deutsch sprechen.

I just stumbled across Deutsch macht Spaß!, a three year old German language textbook for English speakers that aims to make learning grammar fun by using both Peanuts strips and Hagar The Horrible strips, all translated into German, as examples. (To be clear, I don’t have a copy of this on …

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C’mon baby, write my Peanuts

As a collector, I’ve seen a lot of examples of people parodying Peanuts by replacing the dialogue with something a bit more x-rated. It has been done well at times, but that’s the exception. But there was at least one interesting example that I didn’t know about… interesting for the most …

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Fun English with Snoopy

The next book in my recent shipment from Japan, Fun English with Snoopy, is (obviously) another English language textbook. This one is a workbook populated by strips from 1990 and 1991, with sections for students to demonstrate their English comprehension by translating the strip’s text into Japanese, as well as answering …

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Charlie Brown’s Japanese Christmas

I got a package from Amazon’s Japanese division, with seven Japanese Peanuts books. I’m not going to cover them all here at once… but I’m also not going to bury the lede.  I scored myself the Japanese edition of the pop-up book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas. With all my …

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The Browns finally live up to their name

Charlie Brown. Sally Brown. Snoopy very brown. (Available here.)

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Is This Tomorrow?

As both a Schulz specialist and a general comic book guy, one item that I’ve long wanted is Is This Tomorrow? America Under Communism, a 1947 comic book published by the same folks who put out Topix, the Catholic comic book which Schulz provided lettering and cartoons for. He also had a …

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Bigger Weapon Brown

About eight years back, I reviewed Weapon Brown, a one-shot comic that collected and expanded Jason Yungbluth’s take on the Peanuts characters having grown up in a post-apocalyptic world. While I thought he did the work to find ways of combining those two realms, my review was summarized by “But not …

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The Peanuts crew shows how to write right

With the help of this Japanese writing guide, I could soon learn to write Japanese. Which would be really cool. But then I would have to get another book that teaches me how to read Japanese, or I’ll have no idea what I’ll have written. The book is illustrated with …

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Now I’ve seen that which should not be seen.

I have in my collection various… let us say “ribald”… parodies of Peanuts, including ones that have taken actual Schulz material and, um, enhanced it with sexual, scatalogical, or drug material. Some of them are done with art and craft, some less so. I didn’t think anything in this realm …