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An error in The Peanuts Collection

Since I’ve chronicled factual errors in other people’s books about Peanuts, it would be unfair of me not to note when the same has popped up in my own book – in this case, in a caption which I didn’t write, but which I should have caught during the editing …

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Is Small World the first stab at Peanuts 2?

Peanuts is almost certainly the most influential humor strip in the history of the medium, but from time to time it has been more than an artistic influence on a creative mind; there have been strips that have pretty clearly tried to be The Next Peanuts, although they’ve had different …

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Puppet book

I am, apparently, a sucker for anything anyone describes as a Peanuts book… even when it isn’t. Take for example this items which was listed on eBay as a “puppet book”. Well, yes, it does fold open, so I understand how someone might think it’s like a book… but that …

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Bookplates

Oooh, look at the lovely bookplates I just got. So am I going to stick these in my books? Of course not! That would degrade the condition of both the books and the bookplates themselves! Ah, the disease of collecting… (Oh, note the simplified copyright of “Peanuts Characters copyright 1950.” …

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Filling the Charlie Brown Christmas hole

Thanks to alert AAUGH Blog reader Debbie (whose online comic strip “Fluffy & Mervin” you should check out) filling in when my Googlefu was failing me, I now have a copy of the one edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas I was missing: the book and tape edition. Now this …

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Tip-Top from the Comic-Con

My one-day trip down to the San Diego Comic-Con was loud and crowded and unproductive and yet still worthwhile. I did stop by the Peanuts booth and got the free button of the day – they were all promoting Peanuts on social media sites, and weren’t as cool as the …

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The AAUGH Blogger has a quest

As you know, I am sadly maniacal about print adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. I do have every one of the dozens of editions listed in my guide to A Charlie Brown Christmas books. But I have now verified that there is indeed one edition which I do not …

Get in Shape, Snoopy
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Get in Shape, Snoopy

A surprisingly recent addition to the AAUGH.com Reference library is Get in Shape, Snoopy!, a book (well, really, a booklet; it is saddle-stitched, which is the fancy publishing term for held-together-by-staples-at-the-spine). This book, published by Golden Books as part of their Golden Little Look-Look Book series, focuses on peer pressure …

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You May Live Underwater, Charlie Brown!

Now I admit it, from time to time you’ve seen me make a blog post title by picking some descriptive or just plain weird phrase and stick a comma-Charlie-Brown after it. It’s a cheap form of humor, but it can work. And you’re probably thinking that I’m doing that on …

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Sparkle Comics

I just completed my run of Peanuts appearance in the comic book series Sparkle Comics, which wasn’t that tricky to do – they were only in one issue. Peanuts started in issue 33 (Feb-Mar 1954), and the series never saw an issue 34. Sparkle was published by United Features Syndicate, …