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A fictionalized Kennedy reads Peanuts

The latest book from me (with my publisher hat on) is an expansion of a book I issued and let go out of print a decade back, a collection of Miss Caroline, a gag cartoon series from 1963 about Caroline Kennedy and her place as a child in the White House. …

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Upcoming releases

Snoopy Comma Home

Ah well. They fixed the cover for the upcoming release of Snoopy Come Home, and now it’s a reuse of the original Snoopy, Come Home cover. But, well, remember when I talked about the question of what is the name of the film Snoopy Come Home? Here’s the situation again. The picture tells …

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Pointless nitpicking

Hourglass figuring

Friend-of-the-blog Tim Chow calls attention to the final panel from the March 2, 1986 Sunday strip, as reproduced in the just-released volume 8 of Peanuts Every Sunday. That hourglass, well it isn’t going to work. It’s too full of sand. All the sand of an hourglass has to fit in …

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Upcoming releases

Snoopy Come Home always causes a problem

When I saw that Titan Books was making Snoopy Come Home the next in their series of reprints of the Holt Rinehart and Winston Peanuts books, I was wondering which cover they would go with. Would they go with the original cover, or with the white cover version as with …

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Schulz’s Youth – still available!

I sometimes lament that Schulz’s Youth, the book I compiled as the most complete collection of Schulz’s cartoons for the Church of God, is out of print. This is, after all material that is mostly not in print anywhere. However, when I say that, I should remember that “out of print” …

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The AAUGH Blogger on a podcast? Really!?!

This is me on a podcast talking a bit about Peanuts, some about the Green Book, probably a couple other things, with my friend, therapist Rachel Bernstein. (And if you like it, there’s plenty more episodes of hers to listen to, mostly focused on the topic of cult membership, which …

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It’s a song of a parody, not a parody of a song

I had never really looked into The Mad Show, a 1960s off-broadway musical hit based on Mad, the satirical comics magazine, but I happened to look at its Wikipedia page for some reason, and there I saw, in the song listings, “Misery Is…” Now, this isn’t the song that anyone talks about …

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Animated Peanuts

More animated Peanuts coming!

As part of today’s 70th-anniversary-of-Peanuts celebration, Apple TV has announced a new series. The Snoopy Show will launch in February, 2021. (For those who cannot see the trailer below, it’s here.)

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Upcoming releases

Good Grief, Savage Dragon!

Savage Dragon is a superhero work that is a singular vision – creator Erik Larsen has done 252 issues so far. (There was one issue with a guest creative team as part of an everyone-do-each-other’s-book event at the publisher… but Erik, uncomfortable with that, went back and did a different …

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Now shipping

Now shipping: The Peanuts Book

The new, highly-illustrated history The Peanuts Book is now shipping (and has been for a few days.) I won’t be reviewing this here. I don’t actually have a copy yet (I’m hoping to get a comp), but that’s not the real impediment. I did paid work on this book (checking …

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