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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 03: Franklin’s real life mother

In 1968, Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz to encourage him to integrate the comic strip by adding an African America character to Peanuts. In this episode, we talk to her about why she wrote that letter, and how it caused a controversial change to America’s most popular comic strip.

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New releases

Snoopy’s Letters to Santa

After doing a rather strange little we-won’t-accept-the-coupon-so-you-have-to-order-online-use-the-coupon-there-and-have-them-ship-out-the-book-to-the-store-which-you-then-come-pick-up-even-though-we-have-copies-just-sitting-here-on-the-shelves dance with my local Hallmark store, I finally have a copy of Letters to Santa, a new hardcover Peanuts storybook written by Bill Gray and illustrated by Rich LaPierre. This starts with the kids writing letters to Santa (something they did in the strip), …

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New releases

The Coloring of Money

Why spend $6.99 apiece for two volumes of unlicensed Peanuts pictures printed out of ratio when you can get both in one volume behind a hideously-designed cover for a mere $9.99??? That’s the question that Snoopy Coloring Book Volume 1-2 is designed to answer. I don’t know which part of it …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 02: How to collect Peanuts books

You don’t accumulate over a thousand Peanuts books without learning a few tricks. On this episode, The AAUGH Blogger discusses the ins and outs of the collecting effort, with tips that would apply beyond Peanuts books into not only other books, but collecting in general.

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General

Big nose, big heart, big name

Peppermint Patty did not come into the strip with a full name (as Charlie Brown did), nor did she make it through her run without gaining a last name (as Franklin did), nor lacking a first name (as Schroeder did.) She was around for years before the name of Reichardt …

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Administrative

AAUGHtober announcement: The AAUGH Blog Podcast

Remember earlier in the month when I promised you some big AAUGHtober announcement? Well here it is: I have just launched The AAUGH Blog Podcast, a weekly transmission of comment and insight on Peanutsy things from your humble AAUGH Blogger. I’m describing it as “news, muse, and interviews”, although my …

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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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