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Review: Snoopy Says “Good Night”

  Hallmark has dipped its toe into the Peanuts cloth book market with Snoopy Says “Good Night”, an edge-of-your-seat thriller in which Snoopy says good night to Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, and (SPOILER WARNING) you. And they really pump up that last one, because on the left of the spread …

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Review: The Legend of Blackbeagle the Pirate

Hallmark has come out with a new hardcover storybook, The Legend of Blackbeagle the Pirate. This volume is very much a follow-up to last year’s The Adventures of the Candy Crusader, with again being focused on characters that Snoopy and Woodstock choose to play on Halloween, again with rhyming text by …

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The Masked Unmarvel

Allison, the AAUGH Blog Fashion Editor, presented me with this item, purchased at the local 99 Cents Only store, where literally nothing actually costs 99 cents any more (things marked 99 cents cost $1. I kid you not.) This was marked $1.99. She knew it would somewhat amuse me, somewhat …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

There was always a future for Peanuts animation

Part of the great history of A Charlie Brown Christmas was that the network didn’t really know what it had, was expecting it to disappoint, only to find that half the sets in the country were tuned into the tale of the little tree that could. Adding some complexity to this …

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Review: Countdown to Halloween

Peanuts: Countdown to Halloween With a Story a Day is literary advent calendar, a hardcover book that gives you a two-page prose piece with one illustration for each of the 31 days of October. As an exercise with a kid of the appropriate age — and it would have to …

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Free Comic Book Day this coming Saturday

Coming up this Saturday, August 14, 2021, you’ll be able to walk into most comic book stores in the US and Canada and walk out with free comic books. (There are some stores that don’t participate, and a few that require a purchase to get the free ones… but they …

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Snoopy the pirate, and more

Hallmark has some new Peanuts books, and they are nice looking items. Snoopy Says “Good Night” is a cloth book of Snoopy saying goodnight to various folks. A bit of bedtime reading that’s safe for your baby to grab, I suppose.   The Legend of Blackbeagle the Pirate is another …

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Today in “That’s not Schulz!”

Today in “that’s not Schulz!”, we have this promotional piece that ran in the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer and News in 1959.

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A Boy and his Dog

Doing a little looking into early promotion of Peanuts, I was amused to find this ad for the Chicago Daily Tribunes that ran in the Davenport, Iowa Democrat And Leader during the first week of the strip’s existence, pushing it as telling the story of “a Boy and his Dog”… which is not …

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Decades before The Girl in the Red Truck

I found a picture in Chicago Sunday Tribune from when they were promoting “It’s Only a Game” in 1957, with Schulz taking Linus and Snoopy for a walk. The archive, alas, is not a clear image; this is something I’m going to have to hunt down an original printing of, …

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