Classic finds

The envelope please!

Why yes, I did just buy another copy of Linus on Life just so I could have the envelope it originally came with. No, you have too many Peanuts books!

New releases

The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang!

I got in my copy of The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang!, which is a Ready-to-Read Level Three book that basically fills the same function as the Schulz biographies that are sold as parts of bulk kids biography sets. Having said that, this stands out as …

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This Week In “I Bet That’s Not Licensed”

There’s been a sudden spate of print-on-demand Peanuts titles that are setting off my “doesn’t look licensed” radar. Let’s see: There’s this coloring book: It it’s out-of-ratio cover doesn’t trigger your suspicion, there’s the fact that its descriptor actually calls it “(Unofficial Snoopy Book)”, as if that makes it a-okay! …

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Peanuts by the numbers

My focus is, and always will be, on Peanuts as a work of art. I draw interest and amusement from how that work of art is presented commercially. But it’s also a matter of business, and not a small business at that. So images like this one being distributed by …

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I think Snoopy has a cold; his head looks stuffed up

I got the AAUGH.com Reference Library copy of Hugs for Snoopy – really, I got two copies, because sometimes I forget that I preordered something, and preorder it again. It doesn’t happen very often, thank goodness. I really don’t need two of these for reference; they are particularly hard to shelve, …

Classic finds

The Keyring Komix

AAUGH Blog reader Douglas believes he has acquired a complete set of those Hallmark books-on-keyrings that I’ve blogged about recently, and was kind enough not only to share his list of what titles exist – he actually offered up his doubles for the AAUGH.com Reference Library, doubling up the number …

Classic finds

The Flying Ace’s keyring

When collecting Peanuts books, there are often times where I have to ask myself “is this a book?” One of these is an odd line of items that Hallmark out out in the 1970s, which I mentioned a couple times over the past decade. They are bound by a single …

Classic finds

Many Merry Christmasses, Charlie Brown

The frequent reuse of titles for different Peanuts books is one of the tripping points for the collector. Because of that, I should note that the upcoming board book Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown is not the same as the earlier Look-and-Find book Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. And neither of them is …

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Peanuts Pick-Me-Ups

The new Hallmark gift book Good Grief! Peanuts Pick-Me-Ups for When You Need ‘Em Most is filled with two-page spreads mixing Peanuts illustrations with pithy “buck up!” advice, telling you how to deal with life’s struggles. Thrown in through the book are nine daily strips, with spot coloring. Everything is printed on grey …

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A Happy Birthday Is…

A Happy Birthday Is…  is a new Hallmark book that follows the basic Happiness is a Warm Puppy design of two-page spreads with text on the left, Peanuts image (panels from the strip) on the right. Really, with the larger size and the color images, it looks more like the 1980s rework …