Classic finds

Schulz bio covers

In my post the other day showing Schulz biographies reusing the same cover photos, I left out this pair, one an upcoming book, the other from 2001: But hey, as long as we’re doing Schulz biography covers, let’s take a look at a better-designed one for an upcoming volume: This …

Animated Peanuts

A Boy Named Charlie

Today’s addition to the AAUGH.com reference library (well, one of them, I don’t mention everything I get) is the souvenir booklet for the Japanese release of A Boy Named Charlie Brown. About 8 1/3″x 11 2/3″, this 20 page booklet has character descriptions, some text presumably on the plot and …

Classic finds

For the Snoopy bookmakers. Also, discount Willie & Joe

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com reference library isn’t a book. Well, not yet. Instead, it’s a book kit, a big fabric panel with pages and instructions. With a little cutting and a little sewing, I can make my own soft book. Or, I suppose, a really weird-looking shirt. (And …

Classic finds

Schulz biography ditto machine

The other day’s post about the two similarly-covered upcoming Peanuts books reminded me to post this look at some of the biographies of Schulz that have been done, generally as part of sets of biographies meant to fill school library shelves: It’s understandable… there are only so many file photos …

Discounts

Correcting Celebrating Peanuts and discounting Dilbert

I’ve seen a number of sites linking to this review on PopMatters of Celebrating Peanuts, the big thick 60th anniversary strip collection, and it’s an interesting piece, but it makes some arguable arguments and gets a few things wrong… and while I’ve addressed some of that in a comment there, …

Classic finds

an apology

I have come to understand that in my zeal for all things Peanuts-booky, I may have, in the past year or so, spent too much time focused on book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas, to the detriment of other things which I may have covered. Here, I hope to …

Classic finds

Gained in translation

So last night I was looking at the Peanuts strips in the Hebrew language primer Olam Gadol – Bet (what, weren’t you?), and I find the above strip. Now, Hebrew reads from right to left, so obviously they reordered the panels so that the first one is on the right. …

New releases

Celebrating Peanuts: a review

The big thick 60th anniversary book Celebrating Peanuts is out, and I gotta say that if you gotta have just one Peanuts book, this is a pretty good choice. (Then again, if you gotta have just one Peanuts book, this is an odd blog for you to be reading. But …

New releases

my favorite time of the year

Yes, it is that most special, magical time of year, a time that brings joy to the heart. No, it’s not when a young man’s fancy turns to love. It’s when a middle-aged blogger gets a new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas! It is not, mind you, a …

Classic finds

the library is back and growing

The AAUGH.com Reference Library has now been unpacked after our recent move. Well, mostly. There’s still a box or two that I have to locate – most frustratingly, this includes the box that has all of our various book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. But meanwhile, the Library continues …