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Review: The Peanuts Papers

It has taken me along time to work my way through the essay collection The Peanuts Papers. Life has been rather full. Some major personal things are going down; as a publisher I’ve put out two books this month alone (this week, a reprint of a Sergio Aragonés book that’s been …

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filmstrips

Was Dolores in the strip?

Some of you may have noticed that I have a bit of an obsession with Dolores, a Latina character who did not appear in any of the Peanuts strips, nor in the animated Peanuts, but was seen in a series of Peanuts educational filmstrips circa 1980, and who has since …

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Discounts

Discounted necessity

AAUGH Blog reader Jim points out that Only What’s Necessary, Chip Kidd’s second look at Peanuts materials that I reviewed (positively) here, is now at two-thirds off its $40 cover price over at bn.com.

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Classic finds

Tom Everhart books

I was lucky enough to find out with little warning the Tom Everhart, who has been doing fine-art paintings using Peanuts imagery for over thirty years now, was talking at a local small museum (small enough that it takes up a store space at the local mall. I’ve never met …

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A jar of Snoopy

I collect Peanuts books; I accumulate other Peanuty stuff. For Xannukah, my kids bought me a Japanese plastic terrarium diorama blind box kit thingy. The one I got is derived from a nice Schulz image. My favorite aspect is the details of the canvas on which Woodstock is being painted.

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New releases

The final reflection on a decade

With the New Year just a few hours away, I think I can now with comfort announce that the Award for the Decade’s Most Inexplicable Error in a Book About Peanuts goes to: Out of respect for the publisher, who is taking corrections seriously, I will not name the offending …

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Scent of a dog

Alert AAUGH Blog reader Scott pointed me toward some books I’d missed… understandably, because they appear to have been exclusive to Nordstrom, which ain’t exactly my usual haunt. It’s two volumes of what they offered as a Peanuts Perform Book, volumes 1 and 2 of Peanuts: You Are a Very …

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Animated Peanuts

Is it “no dogs allowed” or “no, dogs allowed!”

Over in the realms where the people who edit Wikipedia discuss their efforts toward doing so, I have fallen into an unexpected discussion: what is the title of the movie Snoopy, Come Home? Now you may think that an easy and obvious question, and really it is… if you ignore punctuation. …

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Animated Peanuts

Lee Mendelson, RIP

By now, most of my readers will have seen that Lee Mendelson, producer of Peanuts specials for decades, passed away on Christmas Day – the day celebrated by his most famous work, A Charlie Brown Christmas, created by the key team of Mendelson, Melendez, Schulz, and Guaraldi (all now gone, …

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Classic finds

Snoopy and the presidency

It’s presidential election season again. I’m not looking forward to this one, because California has moved its primary up enough so that now it actually plays a part in deciding candidates, which means that I’ll actually have to figure out who I’ll support. But it’s also bringing to mind a …

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