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Upcoming books of Schulz interviews and Sundays

Coming from Fantagraphics in October is “What Cartooning Really Is”: The Major Interviews with Charles Schulz. This offers up four interviews with Sparky, conducted by Fantagraphics head Gary Groth, film critic Leonard Maltin, novelist Laurie Colwin, and comics historian Rick Marschall. For those with a hefty Peanuts research bookshelf, the …

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New releases

Superman’s Pal, Famous Fussbudget

This cover, one of a couple for the recent issue 7 of the current Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen series, is by my ol’ pal Steve Lieber (we wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel together.)

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New releases

Review: No Rest for the Easter Beagle

When you work on Peanuts stories for the beyond-the-strip media, you are told not to modernize them. Even though you shouldn’t shout “this takes place in the past”, the Peanuts kids will continue to inhabit a world filled with wired telephones, where the kids play with marbles but not fidget …

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Upcoming releases

The new Only Necessary cover

AAUGH Blog reader Asher kindly pointed out that I had messed up including a link to my review of the previous edition of the Chip Kidd book Only What’s Necessary, so I’ve fixed that post, and here’s the link again! Meanwhile, we now have a front cover image for the …

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Upcoming releases

Not just a Peanuts book, THE Peanuts Book

Coming out this fall for the 70th anniversary of Peanuts is a 200 page hardcover that is titled simply The Peanuts Book. (There is a chance that I will have a very minor involvement in this book, so out of caution, I’m raising the ethics flag and just running the …

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Upcoming releases

Be Thankful, Be Giving

Be Thankful, Be Giving is a new Peanutsboard book coming out this September, just in time to buy it for kids for a… Thanksgiving gift? Is Thanksgifting really a thing?? Art by Scott Jeralds.

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Upcoming releases

You are Foldable, Creasy Brown

For you crafty types, September’s Peanuts Origami: 20+ Amazing Paper-Folding Projects Featuring Charlie Brown and the Gang will give you the instructions and supplies you need to turn the square piece of paper into the Round-hHeaded Kid. Also included will be Peanuts trivia quizzes.

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Upcoming releases

It’s a library book even if you buy it

Coming in August (and available for preorder) is Let’s Go to the Library!, a Ready-to-Read level 2 book about young Sally Brown getting her first library card. I can just picture the consideration at the library behind buying the hardcover library edition of this book. “We should get this! It …

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Animated Peanuts

Coming: the sure cure for what ails you

When I am down, facing troubles, there is nothing that helps me muddle through more than having something to look forward to. And while life has tossed me some challenges lately, it has also given me something to keep me going, the very sort of thing that gets me through …

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My conflicts of interest

I have been doing the AAUGH Blog (or its email-based predecessor, the AAUGH.com Newsletter) for just over two decades now, and as you probably have sensed, I try to give you honest reactions. In the interest of transparency I feel the ethical need to list my conflicts of interest from …

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