Reviews

That Racer X Illustrated piece

Well, I’ve got my hands on the Peanuts-covered issue of Racer X Illustrated which I mentioned earlier. It’s apparently not on the stands quite yet — I checked my local Borders yesterday, and they still had copies of the previous issue out (which means that the next issue should be …

Classic finds

A somewhat Peanuts kanji book

Just shipped from Fukuoka to the AAUGH.com reference library is a Peanuts kanji (Japanese handwriting) workbook. Well, it’s kind of Peanuts. There are Peanuts chracters on the cover, and along the edges of 5 of the 88 interior pages. That’s not to say that there aren’t cartoon characters throughout the …

New releases

Peanuts meet Dracula

A couple years back, a talented one-time collaborator of mine named Adam Rex came out with a children’s book of humorous poems about monsters, called Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. I meant to blog about that here not only because the book was very funny (which it was) but because when …

Classic finds

Peanuts presented by a parakeet?

My latest Peanuts purchases hail from Mexico, as so many things (and folks) around here in Southern California do’ First off we have Felicidad Es Un Perrito Calientito, a Spanish language adaptation of Happiness is a Warm Puppy. They keep the full colored-paper format of the 1962 original… but to …

New releases

Things to look for in Complete Peanuts 1967-1968

I’m back from Texas, where (in addition to a fun signing) I had time to read through the latest Complete Peanuts volume. There is a lot of interesting stuff there, of course. Such as: Which member of the cast is on the payroll of the Central Intelligence Agency? Which kid’s …

Discounts

Peanutsudoku and more

Looking over the latest Peanuts books on hand: The biggest note is that the first printing of The Complete Peanuts volume 9 has a flaw; on page 53, they run the May 1st, 1967 strip twice, leaving out May 3rd. This will be fixed with the second printing, and volume …

Discounts

The three latest books

I just received: The new paperback kids book adaptation of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown. This one comes with a sheet of stickers, including 3 of Snoopy and 1 each of six other characters. It’s an okay adaptation as such things go; the even line weight and coloring used …

General

Back from the Schulz Museum

If any of the folks I talked to during my appearance at the Schulz Museum this weekend are reading this: hi! And thank you for dropping by! The appearance went well, and the folks at the museum were kindly and helpful. I got a chance to look at their current …

Classic finds

Name that Peanuts character!

Okay, you know all the Peanuts characters, right? You know the major folks, the minor folks, you can even tell 3 from 4, I’m sure. So here goes: So can you name the young gentleman on the right side of this panel, scanned here from Snoopy Swings Into Action, a …

Now shipping

Be My Valentine books

There are two different new book adaptations of the animated special Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown out this year, both available for immediate shipping. I haven’t actually gotten my copy of the minibook adaptation yet, but I do have the kids valentine-shaped hardcover. It’s an interactive book: 10 sturdy cardboard …