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Snoopy’s lost Christmas Story

Just added to the AAUGH.com Reference Library: the December 1968 issue of Woman’s Day magazine. Why? Because starting on page 46, there’s a four page, twelve panel original Peanuts tale: “The Christmas Story”. As Snoopy listens on, Linus quotes from the bible (the same quote he’d put forth on TV …

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New releases

Another book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Barnes & Noble now has their exclusive edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas. This is part of a series of Christmas “snow block” books they’re putting out. What is a snow block? Well, you know snow globes, those water-filled balls that you turn or shake and it makes it look …

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Amazon.com: The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968: Books: Charles M. Schulz,Seth,John Waters

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968, scheduled to ship in April, will have an introduction by legendary irreverent filmmaker John Waters. And speaking of upcoming book, at this point Amazon is encouraging preorders with an extra 5% discount, in addition to giving you the maximum discount that they list before the book …

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New to the AAUGH.com reference library

Play It Again, Schroeder! is now shipping. Nicely, this is not a Schroeder-themed strip collection; it’s a music-themed collection. That means that it’s still Schroeder-heavy, of course, but not to the degree that they had to scrape up every Schroeder strip out there (in contrast to the recent Pig-Pen-themed collection). …

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Oh, Good Gravy!

How many errors can you find in this first paragraph of a review of Schulz and Peanuts? Charles M. Schulz’s original syndicated comic strip, called L’il Folks, appeared in just seven newspapers. Shortly afterward, he renamed it Peanuts, and the rest is legend. At the time of Schulz’s death in …

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Upcoming releases

Another giveaway with Peanuts

There’s a new giveaway coming to the comic shops, a fake comics section featuring samples from a variety of comic strip reprints. Included are some Peanuts strips from volume 9… and for those who liked the Unseen Peanuts giveaway, these will be strips not reprinted until The Complete Peanuts, and …

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We’re fine

I’ve been hearing from folks who are aware that I’m based in Southern California, and are concerned. We’re not in the San Diego area, where the worst of it is. We’re further north, in the greater Los Angeles district. We did have a fire close enough that it was filling …

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Snoopy versus…

We’ve all heard that catchy 1960s “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” song, and the “Snoopy’s Christmas” sequel, by the Royal Guardsmen. And those who have paid attention have heard various other Snoopy-related songs from them. And now, forty years since their first, they’ve just rolled out another one, mixing the …

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More on the Schulz family view

If you want to see the richest source of information on the Schulz and Peanuts conflict from the “Sparky wasn’t like that” side (which, to be honest, is just about the only directly-informed side I’ve seen out there; the only I-knew-Schulz-and-he-was-cold comment I’ve seen is from someone who had been …

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Peanuts gift books, 62% off

Those color Peanuts gift books from Harvest House are now available remaindered (possibly with a small mark on the edge) from our friends at Bookcloseouts for 62% off the cover price: Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown! Good Grief, It’s Your Birthday! And while you’re saving, some other Peanuts books they …

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