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It’s Happiness time again

Happiness is a Warm Puppy, the classic Peanuts gift book, seems to resurface fairly regularly.  Coming around Christmastime – in fact, listed as shipping the day before Christmas, and thus to late to actually get it by Christmas – is an edition from yet another publisher. This time, it’s coming …

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Spike was a secret Trekkie because of… MURDER!

Dadgummit, I was so proud of my theory why those two July 1978 strips were originally drawn with Spike watching Hogan’s Heroes, yet were edited and run in newspapers with Spike watching Star Trek instead. The dates! The companies! It all fit together!!! But sometimes Occam whips out his razor …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Recycled titles

Some Peanuts book titles are used again and again.

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Which Peanuts character is a SECRET TREKKIE – and why has it been covered up for decades?

If you’ve read through a lot of Peanuts books reprints strips from the 1970s, you’ve probably come across installments where, in the final panel, Snoopy’s brother Spike is watching Hogan’s Heroes: Yes, these would be comic strips drawn by Sgt. Schulz, the World War II veteran turned cartoonist, depicting dialogue …

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A better biography returns

One of the better for-kids Schulz biographies is coming back into print. Michael Schuman’s book, released back in 2002 as Charles Schulz: Cartoonist and Creator of Peanuts (part of the People To Know series) will be returning as Charles Schulz in the Influential Lives series as both a paperback and a library-rugged …

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A recommendation you can trust

Ad taken from the gocomics.com website. Can you blame him?

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New releases

Linus or not, here it comes!

Now shipping is I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo!, the latest in the series that was originally part of “AMP Comics for Kids”, but has shorn that group name; the Amazon listing refers to it as part of “Peanuts Kids”, which you’ll find nowhere on the cover but is somewhere on a …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: The Charlie Brown Dictionary

If The Charlie Brown Dictionary is the best dictionary ever, it’s only because Charlie Brown is a more compelling character than Ms. Miriam Webster, Mr. Oxford English, or Dr. Lois “Fun Can” Wagnalls.

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Charlie Brown is everywhere

Ignore the racist overtones of this 1956 cartoon from the magazine Catholic Extension and focus on the clothes of the boy in the lower left.

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Mailbag 2: More Mailbag

The AAUGH Blogger opens up his queries and comments from you, the wonderful AAUGH Blog Podcast Audience, answers some, muses on some, and accepts a compliment. Send your comments to questions@AAUGH.com !

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