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Peanuts in less-than-full color

So I got my copy of Comics Squad: Lunch!, the comics anthology with a new Peanuts story in it. And while the creative line-up and samples seen in Amazon’s Look Inside The Book feature made it seem interesting, the printed volume turns out to have one major change from the version …

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Review: A Charlie Brown Religion

I’m doing something here that I’ve long avoided doing on this blog, and that’s discussing my religious background and beliefs. This is not a comfortable thing for me, for I know that I am out of step with a large portion of my readership, and I don’t know how some …

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Make a Trade, Charlie Brown!

Thew new Ready-to-Read Level 2 kids book Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! takes the run of strips where Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty trade players on their baseball teams and turns it into a prose-and-picture tale (not the first time that’s been done with this storyline… not even the first time …

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Presents present themselves

You know, I was only joking in the last post when I suggested that readers might send me birthday presents at any time of year. However, one AAUGH Blog reader – John – sent me a present just the other day: these two Peanuts coloring books. And I was flipping …

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Home renovations

Someone… well, a group of good folks… sent me a copy of the new edition of Home is On Top of a Dog House, part of a line of reprints of the Happiness is a Warm Puppy series of books. Now, I’d noticed that they’d done cover redesigns form the original, but I hadn’t …

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Peanuts Presents: The Very First Christmas

I just got in my copy of the new Hallmark interactive book Peanuts Presents: The Very First Christmas. Written by Andrew Blackburn and drawn by Richard LaPierre, this story is told across 5 two-page spreads, each of which introduces a new hole in the right-hand page, in which you insert one …

Animated Peanuts

It’s Another A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown!

So there I was, serenely confident that I’d found all the new book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas for the year. I’d gotten the ones that were solicited through normal book channels. I’d gotten the one that Hallmark had produced. I’d even gotten the book of stamps! So I’m done, …

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Snoopy Treasures reviews

This is my post for linking and quoting reviews of my book The Snoopy Treasures… and I intend to quote them all (well, not from mass-review sites, like Goodreads or Amazon), both the good and the bad. Only problem is, as of my initial post on Nov 17, I really don’t …

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Got it!

The Big Book of Peanuts, 1960s edition, with all of the non-Sunday strips from that decade, is mine, I tells ya, mine! $19.99 at Costco… and yes, they had the 1970s and 1980s at the same price. Yes, these books are based on an Italian series… but unlike some foreign …

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How to be a Grrrl!

I just got How to Be a Grrrl! which according to its cover is by Lucy Van Pelt herself. This is a collection of strips (and selections from strips) starring Lucy, about feminism and power. They attempt to use a ‘zine-style design asthetic, with the strips put in front of backgrounds that …