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Shoe smooch

I got a close-up look at a few pairs of the Peanuts shoes from Vanns that I posted about earlier. For a moment there, I thought Franklin was recoiling in surprise because Sally was moving in for a kiss. Then I realized that that pink dot wasn’t a highlight circle, …

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Upcoming releases

Oh, so that’s whose dog Snoopy is!

During my brief journey to Comic-Con this weekend, I didn’t get a chance to talk to any of the Boom! Studio folks and figure out what their Peanuts plans are. However, it looks like those plans start this year, not next, as a November 2017 release date has now been …

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Fashion bags

I stopped by the pop-up Snoopy & Belle In Fashion store at 266 Fifth, near the San Diego Comic-Con. It’s a display of dozens of the Snoopy and Belle figures draped by famous design houses, with special tote bags and pins for sale. 

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At the Peanuts booth

Despite not being announced on the San Diego Comic-Con website, the Peanuts booth does have exclusive t-shirts.  And do you have to wait in line to get one? Well, actually, you can’t. You have to wait to wait in line! Turns out, people like Peanuts stuff!

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General

Political footballs

I find it interesting how certain analogies find a good home in the culture, as if up until then the culture had a hole, that there was some vital aspect of life that was just waiting for something to describe it. Lucy pulling the football away is one of those …

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Animated Peanuts

Back in my day, we spelled it “fork”

AAUGH Blog reader John pointed out this announcement of yet another home video release of the three perennial Peanuts specials (Christmas, Great Pumpkin, and Thanksgiving). While the announced advantage of this release is that it has remastered 4K editions, let’s face it, that’s far more resolution than these things were ever intended for or …

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General

Does this mean that fifty years from now, I’ll own THREE baseball teams?

Tens of thousands of baseball fans, officials, and journalists have arrived in Miami today for one reason: to see the worst owner in professional sports for themselves. The internet swelled this weekend with think pieces about garbage can Jeffrey Loria — and that was before his walking frat-boy smirk of a …

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Upcoming releases

Ah, THAT’s what that book is

I got a tad more information on the book Charles M. Schulz’ Charlie Brown that’s coming from Kaboom! next March. It’s another collection of stories from the Kaboom! Peanuts comics… but not a collection of previously-uncollected stories. Instead, it’s “best of” collection focused on stories about the round-headed kid. This 96 …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

The 2017 Peanuts Comic-Con Panel

If you’ll be at Comic-Con on Thursday the 20th (alas, barring some unexpected change, I will only be there Saturday), here is the panel that you will get to see: 50 Years of Peanuts in Japan Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 23ABC Japan has a special relationship …

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Upcoming releases

Peanuts Guides to Life

It looks like Running Press is going full in on bringing the UK strip reprint series Peanuts Guide to Life over into the US. Having already announced their edition of The Peanuts Guide to Christmas for October, I now see that they’re bring both The Philosophy of Snoopy and The Wisdom …

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