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Behind the Candelabra, In Front of the Fence

With HBO showing their new Liberace biopic, I thought I’d take note of a reference to that popular piano player in Peanuts. This image comes not from the strip, but from the comic books… specifically, issue 147 of Nancy, which has a 4 page Peanuts story. You might be momentarily …

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the Star Trek/Peanuts links

With a new Star Trek film about to come out, I’ve been thinking about the links between Peanuts and  Trek… and I don’t mean just the interesting moment at which Schulz referenced Star Trek in the strip.   There are people links as well – cartoonist Dale Hale, who crafted …

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Snoopy invasion

Alas, I don’t have the camera to capture it in a visible form, but I was surprised to see the MetLife blimp with Snoopy on the side passing through our neighborhood earlier this week.

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Every Peanuts Every Sunday

Someone asked about my statement that Fantagraphics’s new series of books, Peanuts Every Sunday, will be reusing an already used book title. Well, here it is. This Holt, Rinehart, and Winston book first published in April, 1961, has 124 Sunday strips from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Lots of …

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Valentina’s Day is coming

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Valentine air on ABC on Saturday starting at 8 PM in most time zones, 7 PM for you Central Time freaks.

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A Leather Valentine

Well, I try not to collect the Easton Press editions. They have a lot of sweet aspects, in all their leather bound gilt-edged gaudiness, because it just invited being charged $80 per volume. But sometimes I find a used one discounted enough that it seems more a waste of money …

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Soft Baby Snoopy

The first addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library for the year – it’s a book! Well, it would be a book, if I stuffed it and sewed it together. Which I shan’t, because I want to keep it in mint condition, and because I’m a lousy seamster, and because in …

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Time is running out

You’ve got today and part of tomorrow to order gifts and have them delivered before Christmas using two-day shipping. I just ordered for my three year old son Don’t Let The Pigeon Finish This Activity Book, a cheap little set of fire vehicles, and an electronic toy that teaches writing …

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the full run of Schulz-reference Mutts strips is up

The week of Mutts dailies (September 10-15) which referenced Schulz is now fully online. Go here for the first one then use the calendar below the strip to keep clicking for the next.

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A look at the designer

Chip Kidd’s book on Peanuts from a few years back drew both adoration and derision (I fall into the former camp, but that’s because I don’t see it as The One Way Peanuts Should Be Seen as much as An Interesting Alternative Way Of Looking At It; there are so …