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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).

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a Big Peanuts book find

Discovered today at the local Costco is The Big Book of Peanuts. This collects all of the daily strips from the 1970s… which means that if you pair this book with the appropriate volumes in the upcoming full color Sunday strip series, you’ll have the complete Peanuts for the decade …

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Whip It, Sno-Cone style

My little girl requested just two specific gifts for her upcoming birthday, one of which was a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, so I bought on today (shhh, don’t tell her.) And I love the fact that the Snoopy part of the device appears to be from his days performing with Devo, …

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Books that are going away

Publishing deals don’t last forever, and the deal which gave me the publishing rights to Schulz’s Church Of God cartoons is about to come to the end. I’m no longer wholesaling paperbacks or hardcover copies of Schulz’s Youth, the collection that included the full set of cartoons (although if you …

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Racing Peanuts

The latest thing in the AAUGH.com Reference Library isn’t a reading item. It’s a car; specifically, a limited edition 1/24 scale model of Tony Stewart’s Great Pumpkin-themed stock car, which he drove in the Sharpie 500 in August, 2002. It’s a combination of one thing I am heavily into – …

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Look, it is Linus and his two rounded-headed pals

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com reference library is the Fall 2000 issue of Come & Eat, Pillbury’s magazine aimed at those who want to cook with Pillsbury and Pillsbury-friendly brand-name ingredients. I had been told by others that there was no Peanuts character material on the inside of this, …

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Peanuts movie notes

AAUGH Blog reader Steve pointed me toward an Entertainment Weekly article that indicated that the upcoming Peanuts movie will effectively have one foot in the modern era and one in tradition. The modern aspect is that the film will be released in 3-D; the traditional is that it will be …

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Will there be a special Peanuts cover at this year’s San Diego Comic Con?

Yup. This is an alternate covered version of issue 9. 500 copies are available. The cover art is by Mike Kunkel, of Herobear & The Kid fame… In fact, that looks like Herobear flying at the bottom of the image. I only wrote half a story in this issue; the …

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R.I.P. Kim Thompson

Word has come out that Kim Thompson, long a key player at Fantagraphics Books and most relevant to this blog the editor of The Complete Peanuts series, has passed away from lung cancer. I first met Kim a couple decades back, at a private game of Five Card Nancy during …

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Swag!

From the Licensing Expo.