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2018 Peanuts Comic-con exclusives… in space!

This year’s exclusives from the Peanuts booth at Comic-con will be exciting to many folks that I know, because the theme is space travel! But making me even more excited is that they finally have an exclusive for me. While I accumulate some Peanuts “stuff”, I try to keep my …

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Animated Peanuts

Schulz on the Peanuts animation process

Back in 1977, before his years as a film producer, a young Jack Lechner contacted Charles Schulz, enumerating his disappointments with the then-new film Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown. With Mr. Lechner’s kind permission, here is Schulz’s response.

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Nun Funnies

The AAUGH Blogger takes a look at the spate of nun cartoons of the 1950s, and the effect they may have had on the work of Charles M. Schulz.   The above example of the sort of work discussed comes from Bill O’Malley, who, like all the folks involved, is …

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Upcoming releases

Munchtime update

As often happen when a book is announced well in advance, the cover for The Peanuts Munchtime Cookbook has changed, from this: to this: …which. umm, doesn’t even say “Munchtime” on it, although that continues to be the title on the Amazon listing. Perhaps it shall be  Peanuts Family Cookbook, we …

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New releases

Review: Snoopy Came to Play

Snoopy Came to Play is a book aimed at very beginning readers. Writer  Tina Gallo and artist Vicki Scott tell the tale of Snoopy and Woodstock playing tennis, and, if inherently slight, it is bouncy and fun. They do a good job with what they have to do. This should …

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Upcoming releases

Lucy Speaks Out

So in March, the month after the Lucy volume of the character-themed comic book story collections, comes Lucy: Speak Out, the twelfth of the full-color strip collections aimed at the younger set. (Hoewver, bremember that these books aren’t actually character-themed, despite their use of character names n the title.)

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Upcoming releases

Dell Peanuts page count

We now have an announced page count for the Peanuts Dell Archive collection of comic books stories originally published in the 1950s and 1960s by Dell Publishing – the listing now has it at 352 pages. That’s a nice thick book… but it’s only about half as many pages as …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Gary Burghoff (!!!)

Gary Burghoff, who was the original Charlie Brown in the off-Broadway smash You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown joins us to discuss that, as well as his own venture into comic strips, which in a way is the flip-side of Peanuts… instead of just focusing on kids, Gary Burghoff’s The Home (available in …

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Upcoming releases

Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!

Coming in January (and available for preorder now) is Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!, which looks to be a kids book writ by Jason Cooper and drawn by Vicki Scott.

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Upcoming releases

It’s Loopy!

The Amazon listing for the hardcover collecting Lucy-themed comic book stories has updated. The official title listing has changed from Charles Schulz’ Lucy to Charles M. Schulz’s Lucy – the middle initial, an s after the apostrophe… that’s the way it should be. And there’s a cover… which doesn’t have “Schulz” in …

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