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Charlie Brown, playa

I have no idea whether the copywriter here thought that Patty was Charlie Brown’s main love interest and Lucy his side-piece, or the other way ’round. But in any case, someone needs be shot for putting unneeded quotation marks within a word balloon.

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Robert Pope interview

On this episode if The AAUGH Blog Podcast, we have a nice long interview with Robert Pope, the artist on many recent Peanuts storybooks and on the Kaboom! Peanuts comic book, a wide-ranging conversation that covers not only that, but touches on his work on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo, …

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New releases

Peanuts for the Soul – review

The hardcover strip collection Peanuts for the Soul is published in the UK, but there are copies available in the US (although Amazon is for some reason listing the title as The Comfort of Blankets.) This is an undersized hardcover collecting the more philosophical strips, with each strip (whether a full …

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New releases

Review: The Comics of Charles Schulz

Hey, folks – I’m doing pretty much the same review both here in the blog and on the podcast, although I’ll be winging it a bit in the audio recording. So choose which medium you prefer. Someone once told me that a certain person of import on the Peanuts world …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Book review – The Comics of Charles Schulz

This review of The Comics of Charles Schulz, a collection of academic papers, is pretty much the same as the one I’ve posted on the blog. So it’s your choice about whether you want to read it or to listen to it (or to skip it altogether, I suppose.)

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Upcoming releases

Our first “coming next year” of the year

AAUGH Blog reader Jeff pointed us to the announcement of The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life. This is an anthology of personal reflective essays on Peanuts, and they’ve got some heavy hitters in the line-up, including two major Jonathans (Lethem of Motherless Brooklyn and The …

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Podcast

Apparently, I lied!

On an earlier podcast, I said that the “prize” for getting your question or comment into a mailbag episode would be to hear your note read in my “mellifluous” voice. And I had forgotten that by the time that I recorded today’s podcast, where you’ll find that I went with …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 10: Mailbag!

The AAUGH Blogger answers podcast listeners’ and blog readers’ questions in this first of we-expect-there’ll-be-more episode! In this one, he fields questions about Snoopy, censorship, kids saying the darndest things, and more! Send your questions to questions@aaugh.com

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General

Stop by your local comic book store

Hey, I’m going to avoid my usual “gift certificates are convenient last-minute gifts” speech, and instead steer those with some holes to fill to head down to their local comic book store. Those shops have been having a fairly tough year and could use the business – and boy, have …

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Administrative

Happy holidays from The AAUGH Blog

So here we are, technically still in the last throes of Hannukah, and with Christmas barreling down upon us and the new year just waiting for it to get out of the way. And I just wanted to thank everyone for another year of being the most important part of …

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