The AAUGH Blog Podcast: The Most Controversial Peanuts Book of All!

There are hundreds of Peanuts books, so many that most pass by without much public notice. But there was one that found itself the focus of a bit of a public tussle. In this episode, we explain why.

For those who have listened to this episode, here’s the reference section. (Don’t worry, you don’t need to check these to listen; this is just me giving credit where credit is due.)


Spike was a secret Trekkie because of… MURDER!

Dadgummit, I was so proud of my theory why those two July 1978 strips were originally drawn with Spike watching Hogan’s Heroes, yet were edited and run in newspapers with Spike watching Star Trek instead. The dates! The companies! It all fit together!!! But sometimes Occam whips out his razor …

Which Peanuts character is a SECRET TREKKIE – and why has it been covered up for decades?

If you’ve read through a lot of Peanuts books reprints strips from the 1970s, you’ve probably come across installments where, in the final panel, Snoopy’s brother Spike is watching Hogan’s Heroes: Yes, these would be comic strips drawn by Sgt. Schulz, the World War II veteran turned cartoonist, depicting dialogue …

Upcoming releases
A better biography returns

One of the better for-kids Schulz biographies is coming back into print. Michael Schuman’s book, released back in 2002 as Charles Schulz: Cartoonist and Creator of Peanuts (part of the People To Know series) will be returning as¬†Charles Schulz¬†in the Influential Lives series as both a paperback and a library-rugged …