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The AAUGH Blogger on “It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown”

William Pepper has a podcast where he is recapping and reviewing all of the animated Peanuts, piece by piece. Thirteen episodes in, he decides to vary from the format to have his first guest – me, the AAUGH Blogger. It’s playable below (or, if you’re getting this via email, here’s …

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New releases

Peanuts by the numbers

My focus is, and always will be, on Peanuts as a work of art. I draw interest and amusement from how that work of art is presented commercially. But it’s also a matter of business, and not a small business at that. So images like this one being distributed by …

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It’s too late to save your nickels – Peanuts has been sold

Various news sources (such as Variety) are reporting that Canadian company DHX Media have bought out the entertainment side of Iconix, which means they get the primary ownership of the Peanuts property (the Schulzes still own some) as well as full ownership of Strawberry Shortcake and some other items. DHX already …

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Upcoming releases

Maybe this is Running Press’s radical new design scheme

Coming this July is Peanuts Baby Book: My First Year, a padded-cover book filled with places to put baby data, baby pictures, li’l footprints, etc. I hope that they get the rest of this series out quickly; I could really use a Peanuts Baby Book: My Fifty-Second Year right about …

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Discounts

Get a free Hogan’s Alley!

My editor at Hogan’s Alley, the magazine of the cartoon arts, recently posted this: You’ve no doubt had this Saturday circled on your calendar for some time: This Saturday, May 6, is Free Comic Book Day. Send us an e-mail (hoganmag@gmail.com) ON THAT DATE with your mailing address, and we’ll …

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New releases

I think Snoopy has a cold; his head looks stuffed up

I got the AAUGH.com Reference Library copy of Hugs for Snoopy – really, I got two copies, because sometimes I forget that I preordered something, and preorder it again. It doesn’t happen very often, thank goodness. I really don’t need two of these for reference; they are particularly hard to shelve, …

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Classic finds

The Keyring Komix

AAUGH Blog reader Douglas believes he has acquired a complete set of those Hallmark books-on-keyrings that I’ve blogged about recently, and was kind enough not only to share his list of what titles exist – he actually offered up his doubles for the AAUGH.com Reference Library, doubling up the number …

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Discounts

Free Comic Book  – three lovely words

Free Comic Book Day is coming up this Saturday, and once again comic shops across the English-speaking world will be giving away free comic books. Some comic shops will only let you have one, some will give you a good fistfull… but hey, any free comics are great. There’s no …

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Upcoming releases

What the well-dressed cartoonist is drawing.

We’ve got a cover for The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! (part of the History of Fun Stuff line) which comes out in just a couple of weeks. It’s an eye-catching piece, and I like it… but with a wry smile at its intentional ridiculousness. I mean, …

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Hallmark discounts

I just noticed that Hallmark is offering 20% off most of their Peanuts books, with 50% off their Easter Beagle book with the “Itsy Bitsy” figure.

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