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Charlie Brown, Chief of Staff

President Trump has announced his pick for the next Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, and his pick is… Charlie Brown! Charles Q. Brown, Jr., will become the first African-American to hold a Chief of Staff position in any of the U.S. military branches. He is currently …

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Classic finds

A free Peanuts book to go grab

The fine folks at the currently closed Charles M. Schulz Museum have up a nice page with a few resources for those of you with kids – some at-home learning tools, a couple of activities. And in the midst of this they have Snoopy’s Daily Dozen, which was a collection of …

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Folks have always gotten Peanuts wrong

Occasionally, I flinch hard at some error I see in writing about Peanuts. It’s always tempting to think “people have gotten real sloppy about such things.” Well, I was just doing some research about Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and I ran into this piece of writing from an issue …

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Discounts

The last day of free e-books

So for the third and final day of Free Comic Birth Day, I’ve got a book for you to download with a little actual Schulz… and a little fake Schulz to boot.   Back in 1958, a bunch of top newspaper cartoonists got together to create You Don’t See These …

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Discounts

Today’s free books

I promised you that one of my three-free-books-per-day-for-three-days efforts today would be Peanuts-adjacent, and here you go: free today is Happiness is a Rat Fink and Unhappiness is a Dirty Dog, a tw0-in-one reprint of Happiness is a Warm Puppy parodies from 1963. These two books, both by the same publisher (Kanrom) …

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Discounts

Free stuff from the AAUGH Blogger

It’s my birthday, and I’m celebrating by giving you stuff! Today, tomorrow, and Saturday (which was supposed to be Free Comic Book Day until life rescheduled things), I’ll be giving out three different free About Comics books as PDFs each day, and all books will be available through Sunday. For …

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Upcoming releases

The Peanuts Book cover

We now have a cover for The Peanuts Book, the “visual history of the iconic comic strip” scheduled for September (and available for preorder at the link.) I had a minor professional involvement with this volume, so I’ll stick to my ethics (which involve not reviewing books where I’m involved …

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What the fashionable AAUGH Blogger is wearing

A handmade gift from a friend. Stay safe, everybody!

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Nat news

The AAUGH Blogger’s next Peanuts book

Scheduled for September is Be More Snoopy. Let me leave the description of it in the hands of DK Publishing, who put out this blurb: A humorous pocket-sized guide to living your best life, inspired by the world’s most iconic daydreaming beagle. A Snoopy-ism a day keeps the blues away. Philosopher, …

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A problematic eyepatch

If you were reading through the 1965-1966 volume of The Complete Peanuts, this closing panel to the December 6, 1965, you may have paused a bit when you hit the final panel. Now the first reason for a pause, particularly for younger readers, would be the phrase “an ad for men’s …

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