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Hourglass figuring

Friend-of-the-blog Tim Chow calls attention to the final panel from the March 2, 1986 Sunday strip, as reproduced in the just-released volume 8 of Peanuts Every Sunday. That hourglass, well it isn’t going to work. It’s too full of sand. All the sand of an hourglass has to fit in …

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Upcoming releases

Snoopy Come Home always causes a problem

When I saw that Titan Books was making Snoopy Come Home the next in their series of reprints of the Holt Rinehart and Winston Peanuts books, I was wondering which cover they would go with. Would they go with the original cover, or with the white cover version as with …

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General

Schulz’s Youth – still available!

I sometimes lament that Schulz’s Youth, the book I compiled as the most complete collection of Schulz’s cartoons for the Church of God, is out of print. This is, after all material that is mostly not in print anywhere. However, when I say that, I should remember that “out of print” …

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The AAUGH Blogger on a podcast? Really!?!

This is me on a podcast talking a bit about Peanuts, some about the Green Book, probably a couple other things, with my friend, therapist Rachel Bernstein. (And if you like it, there’s plenty more episodes of hers to listen to, mostly focused on the topic of cult membership, which …

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General

It’s a song of a parody, not a parody of a song

I had never really looked into The Mad Show, a 1960s off-broadway musical hit based on Mad, the satirical comics magazine, but I happened to look at its Wikipedia page for some reason, and there I saw, in the song listings, “Misery Is…” Now, this isn’t the song that anyone talks about …

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Animated Peanuts

More animated Peanuts coming!

As part of today’s 70th-anniversary-of-Peanuts celebration, Apple TV has announced a new series. The Snoopy Show will launch in February, 2021. (For those who cannot see the trailer below, it’s here.)

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Upcoming releases

Good Grief, Savage Dragon!

Savage Dragon is a superhero work that is a singular vision – creator Erik Larsen has done 252 issues so far. (There was one issue with a guest creative team as part of an everyone-do-each-other’s-book event at the publisher… but Erik, uncomfortable with that, went back and did a different …

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Now shipping

Now shipping: The Peanuts Book

The new, highly-illustrated history The Peanuts Book is now shipping (and has been for a few days.) I won’t be reviewing this here. I don’t actually have a copy yet (I’m hoping to get a comp), but that’s not the real impediment. I did paid work on this book (checking …

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Comic book Peanuts

Four Color hunt

  A longshot here: does anyone have this copy of this comic? I don’t mean “does anyone have Four Color issue 878?”, I mean do you have this copy where someone has decorated Charlie Brown’s face in this particular way? The guy who sold off this copy because his daughter …

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Upcoming releases

I put the “facts” in “factsimile”!

Titan Books has announced an April release for a facsimile edition of 1965’s Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown. It’s described as “The 11th Facsimile edition of the original 1960 classic Peanuts paperbacks first published in 1965 featuring 126 Sunday Peanuts newspaper strips from 1962-1965.” I have a couple of things …

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