Three-legged Woodstock

Here’s the cover of the upcoming book of Woodstock strips — and I’m hoping that it’s a draft design rather than the final cover. My problem is not just that when this image is run at full cover size, the lack of a fourth leg on the chair would be evident. No, I’m more concerned about the text that refers to Woodstock as “the smallest peanut”. Peanuts is the title of the strip, but it isn’t something to call the characters, an association that Schulz seemed to particularly loathe. I mean, just because there is a film called Jaws does not mean that one would refer to Richard Dreyfus’s character as “the smallest jaw”.

(At times, the cast as a whole is refered to as “the Peanuts gang”, which is more reasonable. Still, in the modern nomenclature it does make them sound like an organized band of ruffians.)

By the way, if anyone is looking for copies of the previously-descrived Architects for Snoopy, one of the AAUGH Blog readers purchased a number of them from the museum over a decade back and still has a few he’d be willing to sell. He notes that the catalog was offered in both English and French; he has the English edition. Email me at and I will give you an email address to contact him.

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Quick little catch-up notes

We have a content image for that Peanuts Inspiration Deck… …a box image for the board book set Snoopy’s Joyful Collection… …a cover for the Christmastime is Here fill-in book… …and though it’s been available for a while, I gotta say that I like this color scheme on the paperback …

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The endless stream of Peanuts books continues

Sometimes I wonder if the world will ever decide it has enough Peanuts books. Then I remember that even with over a thousand of them, I shall never decide that I have enough Peanuts books, and I’ve seen the world and it isn’t particularly wiser than me. So… well, a …

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Funny Things

There have been a large number of biographies of Charles Schulz over the years, with different media, style, and target audiences. But coming next August (and available now for preorder) is an interesting attempt that treads where others have not yet. Funny Things, by Luca Debus and Francesco Matteuzzi, tells …