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Non-Schulz Peanuts appear again

An intrepid AAUGH Blog reader (hi, Michael) called our attention to issue 59 of Alter Ego, a magazine on comic book history. In there is an interview with Al Plastino, long-time comic book artist, former cartoonist of the Nancy comic strip, and most relevant to this discussion, the guy whom …

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New releases

Charlie Brown off to Camp – review

I’ve finished reading It’s Off to Camp, Charlie Brown, and the first question I have is: what’s off to camp? What does the “it” in the title refer to? I know it’s supposed to invoke the TV specials such as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, but in that, the …

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General

a contest with a cool Peanuts book prize!

It’s time for AAUGH.com to run its first contest, and thanks to the folks at Fantagraphics, we have a cool prize for some Peanuts book collector out there. How would you like to win volumes 1-3 of The Complete Peanuts… in Italian?!? How many of your collecting friends have those? …

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General

Schulz shirt

I have a number of t-shirts with Charles Schulz drawings on them, but I don’t have a t-shirt with a drawing of Charles Schulz on it.

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General

Completely Peanuts? Completely foreign to me!

In the wake of last night’s post about foreign language edition of The Complete Peanuts, I got a reader inquiry about “hey, is it going to be available in thus-and-such a language?” (Hi, Dan!) And so, to head off getting that inquiry one at a time for every possible language, …

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The Completely Different Language Peanuts

I told you previously about the Chinese edition of The Complete Peanuts coming out of Taiwan. Now I find that there is a French edition and an upcoming German edition, so if you want to read every Peanuts strip but don’t want the headaches that come with reading English, then …

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Classic finds

Bad balloons

Oh, I’ll admit it, I’m a format geek. I find the silly little things that have to be done while putting together a book of comics interest… and after I’ve spent a few days in a row figuring out just what shape each word balloon in the new issue of …

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Upcoming releases

Crushing changes

The book previously announced as In Your Dreams, Charlie Brown has had a name change, to

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Upcoming releases

Memories of Schulz

Coming in June is Remembering Sparky, a new book put together by David Liverett. This 112 page paperback features reminiscences by 18 people who knew Schulz, generally in the 1940s and 1950s. Expect lots of Church Of God-related material (and some of the cartoons Schulz did for Church Of God …

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It’s both nice -and- a dump!

At left, you should see a picture of a dump, which is the book business term for a display that holds books. This one you might start seeing in stores in September. It features all the new Cider Press editions of the old Determined Productions books. In this case, half …

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