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Peanuts in Vegas

I’m back from my trip to Las Vegas.  The Licensing Expo is an odd experience, with brands both big and small trying to find new outlets for their trademarks. You can be talking to someone who is trying to get some new milage out of once-diseased consumer brands like Ken-L …

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Comic book Peanuts

1950s Peanuts comic books collected!

My oh my, I step away from the computer for a few days of traveling, and all Dell breaks loose! KaBOOM!, the publishers 0f the new Peanuts comic book stories of recent years, has announced Peanuts:  Dell Archive, a collection of Peanuts comic book stories originally published by Dell Publishing. The …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Star Trek and Peanuts

The AAUGH Blogger looks at some of the links between Star Trek and Peanuts, and gets into the story about how he revealed which Peanuts cast member is a secret Trekkie, and why that fact was hidden for years… and how he got it very wrong.

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New releases

A whole lotta Linus going on?

I’ve now received Peanuts Vol. 9, the latest (but not the last) in the books collecting the KaBOOM! Peanuts comic book stories. The cover… well, I really like many of the KaBOOM! covers as art pieces. This one, which stylistically matches previous covers with other characters, is an interesting Linus piece. But …

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Political footballs

I have long wanted to do a nice long write-up on how well the Lucy-pulls-the-football-away gag has integrated itself into the political discourse; how it is used by legislators and commenters alike. I think there’s a great piece to be done on that, as it is one way that Peanuts …

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Upcoming releases

Super Snoopy box shot

What we have here is the box for the upcoming Super Box of Snoopy, a crating of five previously published strip collections. They’re published as “Snoopy” collections, but as they each collect a run of strips, they have the full cast, not just Snoopy strips. The box is slated for mid-October, …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Peanuts buy-in (Planet Peanuts)

We’re shipping out this week’s episode early to cover breaking news – media giant Sony buying a portion of the rights to Peanuts. The press release and AAUGH Blogger analysis in this episode of the podcast. (I swear I’m not really changing the title of the blog permanently to Planet …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Guess who just bought a big chunk of Peanuts??

The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that entertainment giant Sony just bought 39% of the holding company that exists to hold the rights to Peanuts. They bought just short of half of the share that DHX Media bought a year ago. This means that the ownership breaks down like this: …

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General

When you look at the world through Peanuts-colored lenses

Some days, it seems that I cannot get far away from Peanuts, no matter what I’m doing. For example, at the moment I’m working on an article about some mid-1960s cartoon books about Jewish women who run brothels. Really, there’s more than one of these – at least six. It …

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New releases

A one-hour book

I finally picked up my copy of Peanuts 5-Minute Stories, an anthology of a dozen previously-published stories for children. Some of them are culled from the square storybooks that Simon Spotlight has been issuing, others from board books. All of them had to be re laid out to some degree to …

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