Upcoming releases

The man who pitted Snoopy against the Red Baron

Coming in March is Phil Gernhard, Record Man, a biography written by Bill DeYoung.  Gernhard, a record producer who (according to the promo blurb) had a life filled with addictions, wives, and demons that ended in suicide in 2008, has a very specific place in Peanuts history: he’s the guy who …

Animated Peanuts

A Charlie Brown Christmas tree-based product

Coming out next year from Running Press is A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden Collectible Set. Priced at $9.99 and currently listed as a 32-page paperback, this is likely one of their “kits”, little boxed sets. Often, their sets include a book or pamphlet, but I really don’t have details on this …

Upcoming releases

Getting back to the right holiday

Yesterday, I did a post about a Christmas book… and yes, it’s horrible, Christmas is set upon us already when it’s multiple holidays away. So let me get back to the appropriate holiday for AAUGHtober. That’s right, let’s talk about Halloween… 2018. Coming out for that holiday are two new …

Upcoming releases

Snoopy Came To Play

Most people will look at Vikki Scott’s cover of next June’s new storybook Snoopy Came to Play and assume that he came to play tennis – but no! He came to play badminton. How can you tell? He has a birdie!   And that’s why I make the big bloggin’ bucks, …

Upcoming releases

Babboo denial!

Here’s the cover to the upcoming strip collection I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo! This is part of the full-color Peanuts Kids (formerly AMP) line of strip reprints. It ships next March, but you can preorder now.

Upcoming releases

Back to the beginning of Franklin

One of the interesting things to watch in the way Peanuts is being handled these days is a greater emphasis on Franklin – for a long time, he was basically absent on products, but now he’s regularly included in figurines and the various gewgaws. This was blatant during the promotion …

Upcoming releases

Complete Peanuts cover

This is the announced cover for the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968, coming out next May. These paperback covers sure are warmer and friendlier than the hardcover (in a design sense, I mean; this particular cover is clearly pretty mean.)

Upcoming releases

Peanuts for the Soul

For British book buyers, next month brings Peanuts for the Soul, a strip collection focused on philisophical and at times encouraging strips.

Administrative

It’s AAUGHtober!

Yes, I am declaring this month AAUGHtober, and have decided that every AAUGHtober, I should do big things here at the AAUGH Blog. I am working on a Big Thing for later in the month – and I’m declaring it publicly so that you readers can kick my butt if …

Upcoming releases

The book box for boxed books

We now have an image of the box for the new boxed set of existing Peanuts storybooks, Read with the Peanuts Gang (which of course means you’re reading with Snoopy, and remember: he moves his lips when he reads!) This set lands in April, and includes the books Time for School, …