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One more Comic-Con note

When I wrote my piece about Peanuts-related Comic-Con events, I forgot to include one that AAUGH Blog reader Jan was kind enough to remind me of. Sparky’s son Monte will be there, signing copies of his new novel This Side of Jordan. I’m being told that he’s scheduled for noon …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Peanuts at Comic-Con

This week brings the annual San Diego Comic-Con, the annual madhouse of joyous geekdom. And if you’re wondering whether you should go – don’t. It’s too late. They’ve already sold out of all tickets for all days, and won’t be selling more at the door. So if you don’t have …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

A Charlie Brown dream

We’re about a month away from this strip being rerun in the daily papers: I couldn’t help but recall that strip when I read this article. A Charlie Brown only metaphorically in the stands, I suppose…

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Now shipping

Now Shipping: Peanuts 1960’s Collection

That DVD set of 6 Peanuts specials from the 1960s (A Charlie Brown Christmas; Charlie Brown’s All-Stars; It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; You’re in Love, Charlie Brown; He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown; It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown) is now shipping. So for twenty bucks, you get two …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Next time I’m in DC…

While doing a web search, I stumbled across the fact that the Smithsonian Institute has a piece of original Schulz art… in their Duke Ellington archives. Since it’s undated, it was probably not an original strip – perhaps Schulz just did a character drawing as a gift for the great …

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Classic finds

More on Comic Hits

I thought that the earlier post on the Australian Comic Hits comic was, well, actually more than anyone would want to read on it. But a kind note from AAUGH Blog reader and comic shop owner Jim reminds me that prudence dictates I say a wee bit more. I don’t …

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Discounts

Cheap Willie, even Cheaper Joe

I’m going to send folks over to BN.com for this one, even though (sniff) I don’t get a cent in referal fees from them. But they’ve got the boxed set of Willie & Joe: The World War II Years by Schulz’s pal/idol Bill Mauldin, for less than 1/3 of its …

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Classic finds

Well, yes it is a Peanuts comic book

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library (and one of the few items that is not currently in a moving box marked “Peanuts – Various”… makes it so easy to find things!) is this first issue of Comic Hits. Haven’t heard of this Peanuts comic book? I’m not surprised. …

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Classic finds

Happiness is Jonathan Winters

I’m watching an old Jonathan Winters special from the mid-1960s when suddenly, wham, Peanuts reference. Coming back from commercial, the camera pans across a bunch of stuffed Peanuts dolls piled in and around a toy box. Winters appears, saying “a friend of mine, Charlie Schulz,  wrote a book about a …

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General

Peanuts print or poster or whatever

Just noticed that this Peanuts poster/print/whatever is now selling for about $5 (plus some significant shipping, admittedly.)  That’s about 1/3 of the price it was at not long ago. Franklin is violating his panel borders – the rebel!

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