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Cartoon Dogfight!

If you’re in the insurance business, and want to battle against MetLife and their vast success with a popular cartoon dog, how do you go toe-to-toe with them? That’s right, license your own cartoon dog, one with a similar name, and launch your own ad! (And yes, this ad that …

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The Making of Great Pumpkin Returns

Having rereleased the Lee Mendelson book on the making of A Charlie Brown Christmas, It Books is following up by rereleasing his book on the making of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This hardcover is due out in September with a list price of $19.99, preorderable at a discount.

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The Peanuts year a-comin’

First off, I hope that everyone had a happy and safe News Year’s Eve celebration, and that this fresh year is bringing you good things. (And because I had fun putting it together this year, I’ll point you to my own video holiday card/personal year in review.) So what do …

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Glimpses at Snoopy in kids’ lives

This nice series of photos of kids around the world with their toys includes not only a Thailand boy in a “Sonopy” shirt, but cute twin girls from Zanzibar whose collection includes both Joe Cool and Skeletor.

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What to do with the gifts you got

Just a couple quick reminders: if you got an Amazon gift card, the items you buy will help support this blog if you go to Amazon using a link like this one for Snoopy thank-you notes. And if you got a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad, or just about any …

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The last minute is here

I’ve been avoiding doing a lot of “hey, as long as you’re Christmas shopping, here are some things you might like, and by the way, I get a cut of the sales if you follow the link” posts during this shoppingest of all seasons. And, alas, this (and other things) …

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free ebook take 2

That ebook edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas that I pointed out was free on iTunes the other day? Well, it’s free for your Kindle at the moment as well. And speaking of free ebooks… A while back, I offered AAUGH Blog readers a free ebook copy of my new …

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Fangs!

Those old Peanuts comics from the 1950s and ’60s often had things that you would not find in the strip, as witness this image.

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Peanuts for teachers, and other humans

I was doing my usual work searching out Peanuts books for us all to marvel at when I hit something I hadn’t stumbled across before: licensed Peanuts material meant for teachers and classrooms. While it’s not likely that those of us outside of school will need, say, a lesson plan …

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Another Peanuts Christmas book… and it’s my fault

As some of you may recall, last year saw the publication of the book Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking, which reprinted two Peanuts stories that had appeared in women’s magazines in the 1960s. This was a book that I had thought up, and that I had taken to the publisher Fantagraphics …