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My book is dangerous

If Googe Translate is to be believed, this newly-posted review of the Italian edition of my book The Peanuts Collection claims that the book is “full of internal punching”! (They also call it “a stunning volume”, but perhaps they just mean being stunned by the punches.) Apparently, my first name …

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The other Other Snoopy

A while back, I posted about a 1955 book featuring a dog named Snoopy, one who is not our Snoopy, and noted that it was not the first such example. Well, now I have my paws on The Story of Snoopy The Nosey Little Puppy by the single-named Harriet. That’s …

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Comics sans appropriate font

The other day, I praised the Easton Press edition of A Peanuts Valentine, noting that the cover of the fancy edition looked better than the standard edition, but that that wasn’t always the case for their books. Today, I noticed this example of the lesser work: While A Peanuts Valentine …

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Lest you think I get everything I want

I just got outbid on this: Look at that! It’s a book and record of The Story of Snoopy and the Red Baron… but apparently with a license just for the song, it’s not a Peanuts item, so no dog in the dogfight… even though Snoopy is specifically described in …

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The intriguing Schulz book I missed out on

Chatting online with an AAUGH Blog reader a couple weeks back, the talk turned to things we’d gotten at auction, and things we’d missed out on. In the latter category, my biggest regret was something I’ve brought up here before, a booklet called Golfing — It’s Only A Game, which …

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Peanuts mags from Scottland

Recently added to the AAUGH.com Reference Library are a couple of magazines added primarily for their covers. Courtesy of AAUGH Blog reader Scott comes this puzzle magazine which you should still be able to find on the stands, includingA Charlie Brown Christmas within a pantheon of beloved Christmastime entertainment. And …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas trading card kinda

Last year, Topps put out a set of Americana trading cards, cataloging particularly American moments. Card 91 pays tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Well, sort of. The card has no image from the Christmas special; I suspect it was less a creative preference and more a rights issue (while …

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Great Pumpkin Versus Lamb Of God

People (including Schulz) have used Peanuts to promote various religious views, and here’s another example… well, really promoting a viewpoint how you can promote certain religious views. The Defeasible Pumpkin: An Epiphany in a Pumpkin Patch, originally published by the Interdisciplinary Biblical Research Institute in 1997, features the (blatantly unlicensed) …

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a Peanuts book that never was

There’s a nice post here on a brief piece of correspondence where Schulz shoots down someone proposing a how-to-draw-Peanuts book, noting that “we could never consider such a project”. Of course, such a book has come out in the decades since — How To Draw Peanuts, by Matt Busch.

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Too many Peanuts Valentines

I thought that I was being helpful back in 2006 when I told you “There are now two books available called A Peanuts Valentine“… but it turns out I was off by at least one. Until recently, I hadn’t known that back in 1972, Hallmark issued a book by that …