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Complete Peanuts update

Things have been hectic here of late, and I forgot to note that both The Complete Peanuts 1961-1962 and the nicely cheap boxed set covering 1959-1962 are now shipping. Oh, and as long as I’m talking about The Complete Peanuts, I should note that the German edition is about to …

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Snoopy video game on the way

The folk making the new Snoopy vs. the Red Baron video game have been sending us press materials, asking if the AAUGH Blog wantd to interview the development team, things like that. That’s outside the standard realm of this blog, of course. But it all got me to thinking. The …

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New releases

Review: The Making of a Great Pumpkin

Years ago, I was hired to write a biography of race car driver Richard Petty in comic book form. Problem was, the publisher had already published two Richard Petty biographies, so my job was to find things that hadn’t been covered in the first two issues, so that all three …

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New releases

Review: Complete Peanuts 1961-1962

Coming next month is The Complete Peanuts 1961-1962 (or “Volume 6” for those who count them that way). I’m not going to bother trying to tell you whether you want it or not. I mean, it’s the next volume of The Complete Peanuts; is it really a question? Packed behind …

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Nat news

new Peanuts cartoon permiere

For those of you in the Santa Rosa, California area, or obsessive Peanuts animation fans from other areas: the new Peanuts special Bully (the last one Schulz worked on, about playing marbles) will have its world premiere at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, October 21. During the day, they’ll be …

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New releases

Review: Peanuts Lunchtime Cookbook

The first thing that jumps out at you about the Peanuts Lunchtime Cookbook is that all three words of the title are compound words, made my combining two shorter words. Oh, okay, it may not be the first thing to jump out at you, but I’m a nerd boy. This …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

That Schulz/Mauldin collaboration

Whenever someone says that no one besides Schulz drew the Peanuts newspaper strip, some nitpicky fan like myself is apt to add a caveat about the 1998 Veterans Day strip, signed “Schulz and my hero Bill Mauldin”, in which Snoopy meets Mauldin’s classic wartime characters Willie & Joe, favorites of …

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Upcoming releases

Making a Great Pumpkin

We’ve finally got the cover for next month’s new book on the making of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Now available for preorder (at a discount, of course!) Despite what Amazon is listing now, expect it mid-month.

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Nat news

Nat at the Worldcon

I know we have some science fiction fans in our readership. I will be at the World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim, CA this coming weekend. On Saturday you can catch me at either of my two panel appearances: 10:00 AM, 60-90 minutes, SMALL PRESS PUBLISHING 4:00 PM, 60-90 minutes, …

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New releases

Reviewlet: Peanuts birthday book

Sometimes, it seems a waste to write a whole new review. So as my review for the pretty gift book Good Grief, It’s Your Birthday, just reread my earlier review of Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown. It’s largely the same thing – Peanuts art and thematic quotes, although this time …

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