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Review: Blessings from Peanuts

While Hallmark has seen fit not to grant us another book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas this year (sniff), they have issued another new book for the reason-for-the-season crowd. Blessings from Peanuts: Thoughts on Faith to Make You Smile is a hardcover gift book which collects a number of Bible and religion-themed …

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Animated Peanuts

I’m an Amazon! And I’m Prime!

If you have both Amazon Prime and some strange urge to see the AAUGH Blogger talking, go watch the Amazon Prime Video steam of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales, because for some reason after the special they have tacked on “Sibling Rivalry,” a documentary featurette about Rerun Van Pelt that was …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 6: Bad Biographies

There have been many book biopgraphies of Charles Schulz published, and some of them have been deeply researched, craftily told, and carefully fact-checked. This podcast is about the other ones.

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Upcoming releases

A weak Christmas for the Peanuts book fans

While there certainly are some interesting new Peanuts books out for the shopping season this year, there are some notable absences. No 1990s edition of The Big Book of Peanuts, what had been an annual release of all the Peanuts daily strips, coming out a decade at a time. These books …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 5: Interview with Andrew Farago

In this episode, the AAUGH Blogger talkes with Andrew Farago, author of The Complete Peanuts Family Album and curator of San Francisco’s renowned Cartoon Art Music, about has favorite minor Peanuts characters and other grand topics!

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Discounts

I’m to blame for Schulz forgeries!

EBay is, unsurprisingly, awash in fraud. It gets pulled in many ways, including knock-off items and forgeries. Cartoonist Terry Beatty (currently of the “Rex Morgan” newspaper strip) has been doing a good job of highlighting tracings and fakes being passed off as original drawings by famous cartoonists – and given …

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Animated Peanuts

Where are they now?

I was installing a new Blu-Ray player (well, reinstalling an old one, having lost the remote on the newer one), and I reckoned I’d test it by putting The Peanuts Movie disk in… which drew my 8 year old away form his video games, and he came over and watched the …

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New releases

Review: The Complete Peanuts Family Album

There have been enough Big Books About Peanuts that the trick on writing them is to find a new angle. The angle for The Complete Peanuts Family Album is to do a deep dive, covering all of the characters in Peanuts, anyone who had a name and a few who didn’t. This …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast 04: Reprints

The AAUGH Blogger, with all his hundreds of reprints of Peanuts and other comic strips on his shelf, muses a bit about the nature of reprints, and how they’re not all the same.

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Upcoming releases

Peanuts 10 cover

Here’s the preview cover for the 10th volume collecting the KaBOOM Peanuts comic book stories. I swiped the image from the website of the Simon&Schuster, who take care of getting Boom publications to the book stores. And also on that sight you’ll find Schulz’s name misspelled on their listing for …

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