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Not That Charlie Brown

The Mystery of the 1955 Charlie Brown

AAUGH Blog reader Caren (of CollectPeanuts.com ) knows I like chronicling non-Peanuts uses of the name “Charlie Brown”, so when she saw an eBay listing for a 1955 Charlie Brown record, she knew that she should sic me on it. Clearly, this is not Schulz’s Charlie Brown. The immediate thought …

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Discounts

Costco eases out of books

Membership-based store chain Costco has announced that they are backing out of carrying books as a year-round item, the New York Times reports. Those big tables filled with stacks of best-sellers and deluxe and kid-friendly titles will instead just be dragged out for the last third of the year, for …

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General

I suspect that’s not Schulz

The only thing I have to say about this ad from 1967 is “no”.  

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Comic book Peanuts

Go to the comic book store for you free Peanuts comic

Just a reminder that this Saturday, May 4th, is Free Comic Book Day, when comic shops across America and beyond will be making free comic books available. At most places you’ll be able to get a few free comics with no required purchase…. and this year, a Peanuts comic book …

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Upcoming releases

The Big Book of Peanuts cover

AAUGH Blog reader D.D. managed to catch that by the time that my note went out about The Big Book of Peanuts: 1990s being on Amazon, the planned cover was already available on the publisher’s website. So here’s what you have to look forward to! Love-filled Snoopy images seems to …

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Product

You could’ve been in Peanuts

I just ran across this offer from 1987 where you could create a Christmas greeting strip featuring a friend’s name in it. The art is somewhat reworked from the December 2, 1982 strip.

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Upcoming releases

The most demand Peanuts book is coming

Collectors love sets of things. What they hate is incomplete sets. For Peanuts book collectors, this has been the most true with the The Big Book of Peanuts. This huge hardcovers, each collecting a full decades worth of Peanuts daily strips (i.e., not Sundays) were issued annually from 2013 through 2016. …

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Chef Snoopy is coming

Weldon Owen must be doing okay with their series of Peanuts cookbooks, because yet another one is one the way. Chef Snoopy Cookbook is aimed at kids, and includes a range of recipes for various meals and snacks. Unlike with at least some of their previous efforts, this time they’re …

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Classic finds

TV Guide revelation

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com reference library is a TV Guide from February, 1980, which features an article about Peanuts, written by Schulz himself. In it, he discusses why some things work in the strip that don’t work in the animated specials, and he manages to do so in a …

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Pointless nitpicking

Trigger warning: Proofreading horror

from the Mendecino Coast Beacon, June 4, 1965

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