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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 …

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A thing that no longer exists, and a thing that will not exist

As predicted, that unlicensed Charlie Brown and Snoopy coloring book that I blogged about the other day has been yanked from Amazon and other sites. However, the other works of Mrs. Beatrice Harrison remain available. After five straight years of Hallmark putting out a new book editions of A Charlie …

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It’s a Municipal Holiday, Charlie Brown

People sometimes ask me if I own any original Schulz Peanuts art; alas, I do not. I have a nice little collection of comic book and strip art, but nothing that valuable. What I do own, however, is the originals to a couple of Peanuts-referencing gags, including this one that …

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More hype from a proud writer

I have fallen behind in blogging the coming Peanuts issues, but could not resist blogging this one, issue 15′ coming in January.. both because the cover is lovely, and because the issue will have not one but two of my stories in it. In fact, the issue’s solicitation reads: No …

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Spare Schulz

These days, it is rare for a magazine to reach 100 issues, but Bowlers Journal International far outstrips that; they have been publishing for a hundred years. To celebrate, they have out an extra thick 300 page anniversary issue with all sorts of features… Including two pages on Schulz and …

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Bigger book, bigger strips?

AAUGH Blog reader John was wondering whether the strips in The Big Book of Peanuts might be larger than the same strips in The Complete Peanuts, and thus easier on his achin’ eyes. Alas, the opposite is true, as you can see in this comparison (Big Book at top).