Blog
Upcoming releases

Munchtime update

As often happen when a book is announced well in advance, the cover for The Peanuts Munchtime Cookbook has changed, from this: to this: …which. umm, doesn’t even say “Munchtime” on it, although that continues to be the title on the Amazon listing. Perhaps it shall be  Peanuts Family Cookbook, we …

Read More
New releases

Review: Snoopy Came to Play

Snoopy Came to Play is a book aimed at very beginning readers. Writer  Tina Gallo and artist Vicki Scott tell the tale of Snoopy and Woodstock playing tennis, and, if inherently slight, it is bouncy and fun. They do a good job with what they have to do. This should …

Read More
Upcoming releases

Lucy Speaks Out

So in March, the month after the Lucy volume of the character-themed comic book story collections, comes Lucy: Speak Out, the twelfth of the full-color strip collections aimed at the younger set. (Hoewver, bremember that these books aren’t actually character-themed, despite their use of character names n the title.)

Read More
Upcoming releases

Dell Peanuts page count

We now have an announced page count for the Peanuts Dell Archive collection of comic books stories originally published in the 1950s and 1960s by Dell Publishing – the listing now has it at 352 pages. That’s a nice thick book… but it’s only about half as many pages as …

Read More

The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Gary Burghoff (!!!)

Gary Burghoff, who was the original Charlie Brown in the off-Broadway smash You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown joins us to discuss that, as well as his own venture into comic strips, which in a way is the flip-side of Peanuts… instead of just focusing on kids, Gary Burghoff’s The Home (available in …

Read More
Upcoming releases

Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!

Coming in January (and available for preorder now) is Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown!, which looks to be a kids book writ by Jason Cooper and drawn by Vicki Scott.

Read More
Upcoming releases

It’s Loopy!

The Amazon listing for the hardcover collecting Lucy-themed comic book stories has updated. The official title listing has changed from Charles Schulz’ Lucy to Charles M. Schulz’s Lucy – the middle initial, an s after the apostrophe… that’s the way it should be. And there’s a cover… which doesn’t have “Schulz” in …

Read More
Product

$125? That’s cheep!

A shirt line called JC#RT (I presume it’s pronounced in the normal way) that specializes in plaid has launched a line of Peanuts-inspired shirts, and while for some of them I can see how they relate the color scheme to the characters they’re linked to, for none of them would I …

Read More
General

Peanuts as bird droppings

Comics history buff Steven Thompson (not to be confused with pop culture buff Stephen Thompson, son of comics history buff Maggie Thompson; the world often confuses me) pointed out this 1970 ad for the Dayton Daily News. The paper tried using the Dayton Daily News Bird, crafted by comic book …

Read More
Upcoming releases

Lucy van Pelt, hardcover and lovin’ it

Coming out next February is Charles Schulz’ Lucy, the latest in the character-themed collections of stories from the KaBOOM! comic book. No list available yet of which stories are in there…. so I’m kinda hoping that one of the stories I wrote will end up there. It’s always nice to be …

Read More