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The AAUGH Blog Podcast 01: Dolores, the forgotten Latina Peanuts character

The AAUGH Blog Podcast is a weekly show for news, muse, and interviews for fans of Peanuts books and the works of Charles M. Schulz.
This episode looks at an obscure Latina Peanuts character that most fans are unaware of.

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast 00: Introduction

The AAUGH Blog Podcast is a weekly show for news, muse, and interviews for fans of Peanuts books and the works of Charles M. Schulz.
This is just a little introductory episode in which I, the AAUGH Blogger, ramble for a little bit about my hopes, dreams, and goals for this new audio venture.

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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 …

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New releases

Where’s the Peanuts Gang?

One reasonable reaction that one can have to the cover of A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book is to say “where’s the Peanuts gang?” There’s about 20 character visible in the skating scene on the cover… almost all extras to fill out the scene. Only Pig-Pen, Violet, Snoopy and Woodstock …

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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 …

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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 …

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New releases

The AAUGHtober Joy of a Charlie Brown Christmas

So, I’ve received my copy of A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book, and so I’m prepared to answer the most vital question of our time: does it qualify for our list of book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Well, let’s see. What it does have: A find-a-word puzzle …

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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, …

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Classic finds

Insecurity is a need to parody

AAUGHtober keeps bringing me interesting things. I’ve become somewhat obsessed with Kanrom, a 1960s publisher of humor publications, often with a raunchy and/or Jewish bent. I’ve talked previously about the fact that they published not one but two parodies of the best-selling Peanuts book Happiness is a Warm Puppy in 1963, entitled Happiness …

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General

An unlicense plate holder?

CafePress is a service that lets you take an image and publish it for sale on a number of print-on-demand items – t-shirts, posters, mugs, and more. It’s pretty easy to take an image and say “just put this on everything”… which is how you get things like this “Snoopy” …

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