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A Charlie Brown Christmas tree-based product

Coming out next year from Running Press is A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden Collectible Set. Priced at $9.99 and currently listed as a 32-page paperback, this is likely one of their “kits”, little boxed sets. Often, their sets include a book or pamphlet, but I really don’t have details on this …

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Upcoming releases

Getting back to the right holiday

Yesterday, I did a post about a Christmas book… and yes, it’s horrible, Christmas is set upon us already when it’s multiple holidays away. So let me get back to the appropriate holiday for AAUGHtober. That’s right, let’s talk about Halloween… 2018. Coming out for that holiday are two new …

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New releases

The AAUGHtober Joy of a Charlie Brown Christmas

So, I’ve received my copy of A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book, and so I’m prepared to answer the most vital question of our time: does it qualify for our list of book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Well, let’s see. What it does have: A find-a-word puzzle …

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Upcoming releases

Snoopy Came To Play

Most people will look at Vikki Scott’s cover of next June’s new storybook Snoopy Came to Play and assume that he came to play tennis – but no! He came to play badminton. How can you tell? He has a birdie!   And that’s why I make the big bloggin’ bucks, …

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Classic finds

Insecurity is a need to parody

AAUGHtober keeps bringing me interesting things. I’ve become somewhat obsessed with Kanrom, a 1960s publisher of humor publications, often with a raunchy and/or Jewish bent. I’ve talked previously about the fact that they published not one but two parodies of the best-selling Peanuts book Happiness is a Warm Puppy in 1963, entitled Happiness …

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General

An unlicense plate holder?

CafePress is a service that lets you take an image and publish it for sale on a number of print-on-demand items – t-shirts, posters, mugs, and more. It’s pretty easy to take an image and say “just put this on everything”… which is how you get things like this “Snoopy” …

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General

Officially safe

They have changed the evacuation orders for the Santa Rosa fires, and the Schulz Museum is no longer in the evacuated areas. This fire season has come at a high cost – the death count stands as 40 and may well continue to rise, thousands of homes and businesses gone, …

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Upcoming releases

Babboo denial!

Here’s the cover to the upcoming strip collection I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo! This is part of the full-color Peanuts Kids (formerly AMP) line of strip reprints. It ships next March, but you can preorder now.

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Upcoming releases

Back to the beginning of Franklin

One of the interesting things to watch in the way Peanuts is being handled these days is a greater emphasis on Franklin – for a long time, he was basically absent on products, but now he’s regularly included in figurines and the various gewgaws. This was blatant during the promotion …

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Nat news

Golf Gags – Schulz and otherwise

Warning: this post is a bit promotional. With my publisher hat on, I just put out a new book, Great Golf Gags by Classic Cartoonists, which features golf cartoons by six respected 20th century cartoonists. Does this include Schulz? You betcha! A nice big helping of Schulz. Having said that, if …

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