New releases

Review: Charlie Brown’s America

I’ve been looking forward to Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts for a while now, and while Blake Scott Ball’s look at how Peanuts both reflected and impacted the political and social issues of its day. While the book does not fulfill every hope that I had for it …

Classic finds

The AAUGH Blogger gets his white whale

Every collector has their white whale, that one thing they want which seems to elude them. For me, for years, it has been School Peanuts 1. It’s not just a Peanuts book that I didn’t have — there are still many of those from around the word.  But it’s a …

New releases

Review: Happiness Is Having a Friend

I finally got my copy of Happiness Is Having a Friend (well, I got it a week ago; sorry about the slow posting, but life has been full of non-blog-related things.) This is a little hardback Peanuts book that is not meant for you to keep, but to fill in the …

Two lambs BAAAHH at Snoopy
New releases

Review: Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown

I managed to get my hands on a print copy of the new graphic novel Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown, which isn’t coming from Amazon for a couple weeks yet, simply by buying it at my local comic book store instead. (Support your comic shop, folks!) This is an adaptation of …

Greatest hits

Trivial invasion

What is the latest craze for unlicensed print-on-demand and Kindle Peanuts books? Let’s take a look! All eight of these trivia books came out in the past 5 weeks. And all of them are pretty clearly unlicensed. Not that they don’t take copyright seriously, mind you. Copyright is a very …

New releases

The other Peanuts

So it looks as though the same bozos who have been repeatedly publishing unlicensed Kindle collections of Peanuts works are also doing the same with Diary of a Wimpy Kid books… and labeling them as being Peanuts. (I’m not going to link in this case — my “hey, look at this!” …

Classic finds

I’m not sure if this proves the strength or weakness of communism

Some of you will remember my fascination with (and love of) the set of badly traced bootleg Peanuts from communist-era Poland.   It was while chasing after more on this that I came upon something that might be even more amazing. Something I have instant love for, from the same …

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Christmas is still here!

I finally remembered to pick up Christmas is Here! Holiday Gift Set, which packages a stuffed Snoopy wearing a stocking cap (yes, it’s hard to see when it’s in the box, but it is there) with a “Look-and-Find” board book. (It says that it’s a “First Look and Find”; perhaps that …

New releases

REVIEW: Dial P for Peanuts

I finally laid hands on a copy of Dial P for Peanuts, the parody that places adult versions of the Peanuts characters into the scenario of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (to use the least offensive of the names that novel has gone under.) These older characters, each hideous in …

Classic finds

He’s big in Japan, but then again, he’s big everywhere

I don’t actively try to add notebooks to the AAUGH.com Reference Library, but this one came as a gift from my daughter. She was placing an order from a Japanese cute-stuff store, and this was the only Peanuts item they had: an Olaf notebook. A 2014 release from Kamio, I …