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The Other Snoopy

We live in an era when if you want a stuffed Snoopy, you can certainly get a stuffed Snoopy. They are available in all sorts of sizes, textures, colors, with a marvelous range of costumes. But in the mid 1950s, this was not the case. In 1955, with Peanuts becoming …

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Crossover madness! (or “Who puts a ruff in the middle of a green?”)

Here’s a beautiful example of the Peanuts cast being integrated with other characters, in a shot I’d not seen before (but now have fo r the AAUGH.com Reference Library, of course.) They’re going head-to-head at the 1990 Pebble Beach Pro-Am, in this foldout cover for the souvenir magazine. Ah, a …

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The GMPs According to Peanuts

This is actually a booklet I blogged about seven years back, but given the eyebrows it raised at Beaglefest and the new audience I assume I’ve gathered since then, I reckoned the time was ripe for a repost (with improved graphics.) What exactly are the GMP’s? Why, the Good Manufacturing …

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An adequate kids’ Schulz bio

During my Beaglefest talk, I mentioned that there are two kinds of Schulz books that I love as a blogger. There are the wonderful books that I can wholeheartedly recommend that people buy, and there are the terrible ones that I can have fun being snarky about. Many of the …

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Beaglefest report

This was my first time at Beaglefest, the big annual gathering of the Peanuts Collector Club. If you’re looking for a full report on it, look elsewhere, as I was only there for a sliver of it; it ran from Thursday through Sunday, and I was only in town Friday …

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a Peanuts book score

Let me tell you that one of the tough things about having collected Peanuts books for a long time and having done so successfully is that it gets harder to find anything I don’t already have. Sure, if I wasn’t a cheapskate, I could be ordering all sorts of books …

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Peanuts from the silent black-and-white era

So I picked up these coloring books from the 1970s – outside my usual collecting guidelines, of course, but they were all Christmas-themed, and the Peanuts/Christmas link is on my mind these days. Besides, they were cheap and, as it turns out, in immaculate condition. But I find them kind …

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The original Charlie Brown of stage

Today’s Peanuts-related reading was To M*A*S*H and Back, the 2009 autobiography of actor Gary Burghoff. While best known for portraying Radar O’Reilly in the film M*A*S*H and the TV show M*A*S*H and the TV show AfterM*A*S*H and the never-picked-up-for-a-series TV pilot W*A*L*T*E*R, the part of the book that I wanted …

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All I Want for Christmas

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library (well, one of the latest additions; it arrived on the same day as my preview copy of Complete Peanuts 1983-1984, but that will take some time to read through) is All I Want For Christmas…, a small-but-not-as-small-as-the-small-Hallmark-hardcovers hardcover published by Hallmark in …

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Schulz’s other It’s Only A Game

One of the fun things that I get to do here from time to time is to sort out different Schulz books which have the same title, when some publisher either didn’t know or didn’t care that that particular book name had been used before. And now, at this late …