Classic finds

for the top shelf of the AAUGH.com Reference Library

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is this 1970 volume from Norway. It reprints about a hundred Sunday strips in black and white. I’ve known about this book for years, having seen a copy at the Research Center at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. I even wrote about …

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An odd Schulz illustration

Over at his Arf Lovers Blog (which unfortunately doesn’t seem to have individual entry links, you’ll have to scroll down to the June 27th entry – and warning, some of the entries aren’t work safe) Craig Yoe chronicles an obscure 1958 pamphlet You Don’t See These Sights on the Regular …

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Non-Schulz Peanuts appear again

An intrepid AAUGH Blog reader (hi, Michael) called our attention to issue 59 of Alter Ego, a magazine on comic book history. In there is an interview with Al Plastino, long-time comic book artist, former cartoonist of the Nancy comic strip, and most relevant to this discussion, the guy whom …

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Charlie Brown off to Camp – review

I’ve finished reading It’s Off to Camp, Charlie Brown, and the first question I have is: what’s off to camp? What does the “it” in the title refer to? I know it’s supposed to invoke the TV specials such as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, but in that, the …

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Bad balloons

Oh, I’ll admit it, I’m a format geek. I find the silly little things that have to be done while putting together a book of comics interest… and after I’ve spent a few days in a row figuring out just what shape each word balloon in the new issue of …

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Complete Peanuts 5 review

Yes, I’ve finally gotten around to writing up The Complete Peanuts 1959 to 1960. I apologize for the delay. But lets face it, you don’t need a review. If you’re the sort of person who reads The AAUGH Blog, you should get this book, and all the other volumes in …

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Patriotic Peanuts

For a long time, I wasn’t certain that the book What Makes This Country So Great? actually existed. The only copy I had ever seen of this miniature Hallmark hardcover was in a display case at the Snoopy Gift Shop in Santa Rosa, and the folks I talked to hadn’t …

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Peanuts All-Stars review

Peanuts All-Stars is a curious choice for a book. With other recent books out there having focused on the baseball strips and the golf strips, this one is meant to cover the other key sports from the strip. It has sections for basketball, football, hockey, and tennis, with plenty of …

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German Peanuts tidbits

The AAUGH Blog has readers in a surprising range of places, as an email from Chris in Germany serves to remind me. He weighs in on the German Love is a Book with Seven Seals title, which we had previously discussed here and here, suggesting that the “book with seven …

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Snoopy projects leaflet

One of the cool things about being the AAUGH.com guy is that sometimes people find something and send it to you. For example, AAUGH Blog reader Scott in Michigan came across 3 Snoopy Projects, a full color trifold leaflet being distributed by Joann fabric shops last holiday season. This leaflet, …