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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).

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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 – …