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Game Day Peanuts review

So I received the Game Day Peanuts boxed set today (well, I received it yesterday and then let the cardboard box sit untouched for a day. Have you folks heard about this coronavirus thing that’s going around? No, really, you should look it up!) This is the Costco exclusive that …

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Samurai Snoopy

My pal Walter Simonson, artist of the famed Batman story set to the text of “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night”, decided to do a little fan art and I cannot resist sharing.   Because at some point, I had nothing better to do. 😉 Pencil. 8 x 10. …

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Upcoming releases

Fold your own blockhead!

Here’s the cover for Peanuts Origami, a how-to-fold guide that comes with 60 sheets of Peanuts paper. This ships in September, but you can preorder now.

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Not That Charlie Brown

I posted recently about that other Charlie Brown, the one who is about to be the Chief of Staff of the US Air Force. Here he is, showing what kind of a person he is. (If you get the AAUGH Blog by email, you may need to click through to …

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Vegas sports books are closed, but now there’s Peanuts ones

AAUGH Blog fan Scott pointed out to me that Costco now has an exclusive box set of Peanuts books. The boxed set Game Day contains four new Peanuts reprint books, each focused on sports. The books are Baseball Football & basketball Tennis & golf Hockey & ice skating Over 800 …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Christo R.I.P.

The artist Christo, famed for humongous fabric installations that permeated the landscape or wrapped around large items, has passed away from natural causes at 84. His relevance for Peanuts is that he was not only mentioned in the strip, but he interacted with its world, as he wrapped Snoopy’s doghouse in …

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The better-known Peanuts

I am reminded from time to time that the Peanuts that is clearly part of the culture is the Peanuts that existed during the first half of the strip’s run…. and that this is true even for people who were not alive at that time. Even if you were born …

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Upcoming releases

What Cartooning Really Is cover

We now have a cover image for What Cartooning Really Is, the new collection of old Schulz interviews coming from Fantagraphics. This 300 page 6″x9″ hardcover is slated to ship in October, for your Christmas shopping pleasure, but it can be preordered now.

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Classic finds

Happiness is a napkin

I have written before about Happiness is a Rat Fink, a 1963 book that parodied Happiness is a Warm Puppy without actually parodying Peanuts itself at all, aping that book’s basic design and concept while focusing on matters that were more adult, more ribald, and more rat finky. Now, I have a …

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Levels of reality

In dealing with any narrative, and often in dealing with life itself, one can trip over levels of reality. One has to recognize that the following can be very different things: What happened. What someone believes happened. What someone pretends happened. What someone says happened. Charles Schulz’s Peanuts is a …

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