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Choo-choo Charlie

I am not going to buy this. Even though it is, technically, a Peanuts strip reprint. Even though it says AAUGH! on the top. I am not, am not, am not going to buy it. I just gotta keep telling myself that.

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New releases

Review: Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown

Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown, a recently released children’s storybook, tells the tale of Charlie Brown not being a good sport, in that as the manager of his baseball team, he yells at his players. But then he decides to be nice, and the team all likes him better. …

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Upcoming releases

This fall’s Peanuts titles

The solicitations are now in for Peanuts titles coming in the fall of 2019: volume 12 of the paperback edition of Complete Peanuts, with all the strips from 1973 and 1974 the box set of volumes 11 and 12 of the paperback Complete Peanuts Peanuts Every Sunday, with all the Sundays …

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AAUGH: Peanuts Quilted Interview

Kathleen Shea, author of Peanuts Quilted Celebration, talks about her decade-plus effort in making this lovely how-to book of Peanuts quilt designs. Her book can be ordered from her etsy store, SnoopyStuff.)

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Classic finds

The Czechs came in the mail (yes, yes, every joke about Czech is how it sounds like “check”. The world is that simple.)

The books I ordered from the Czech Republic arrived yesterday. They took two months to get here, but that’s fine – shipping that isn’t slow isn’t cheap. These books are 2007-2008 translations of Love is Walking Hand in Hand. Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and Educating Peanuts. If you don’t recall that …

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General

Kaye Ballard, RIP

Kaye Ballard has died. She had places in the world of stage and screen, but it’s her recording career as a musical comedian that is of interest to the Peanuts fan. In 1962 she issued a recording of her doing Peanuts humor, based on her touring act at the time. …

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Upcoming releases

Ware words

We have an announced date for the Kindle edition of the forthcoming essay books The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication (any title that has two colons in it must be good!), and that’s October 15 of this …

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Upcoming releases

Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy cover

We now have a cover image for the upcoming book Shoot For The Moon, Snoopy! And I should note the cultural bias of this shot. Why is Snoopy shown right side up and Woodstock down upsidew-down. There is no right-side up in space! This is just anti-bird prejudice!! Also: is that inset …

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AAUGH: Collectors’ Guides

Collecting Peanuts stuff is a hobby, and as with any good hobby, there are books about it. In this episode, Peanuts book collector Nat Gertler, the AAUGH Blogger, looks at some Peanuts collectors guides.

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Animated Peanuts

Peanuts By Schulz. THAT kind of Peanuts.

AAUGH Blog Reader John reminds me that I have not kept up with the DVD releases of “Peanuts by Schulz”, the European-produced Peanuts shorts. The latest announcement is for the Springtime collection, which ships at the end of February. Just out this past week is It’s Only Love (which for some reason …

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