Magic disappearing Snoopy

In a recent AAUGH blog entry, I mentioned a pamphlet that had Peanuts on the inside but not on the outside. Now to make up for that we have Snoopy Magic Party Ideas, a ninety-five cent Hallmark booklet where the only Peanuts content is the cover. The characters are neither pictured nor mentioned inside. Instead, you’ll find tips for providing a kids parties with such “magic” as rubbing balloons on your head and magically sticking them to your wall, or a magic dipping substance that will turn old pennies shiny again (which you could also see covered in Snoopy Money Laundering Ideas, if they ever decide to put out such a pamphlet.)

Coming in October is a cheaper edition of A Peanuts Christmas, the collection of Christmas-themed strips.

This Sunday, the 27th, from noon to 2:30 is the It’s Only A Game signing at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. Scheduled to be there are Jim Sasseville, who collaborated with Schulz on the strip, as well as Derrick Bang, who you may know from his work on the book collection of the strip as well as the museum’s collection of Li’l Folks. I’ll be there as well, and it sure would be nice to hear from some AAUGH Blog readers!

New releases
A pop-up shows up

Here Comes Charlie Brown!: A Peanuts Pop-up, Gene Kannenberg, Jr.’s adaptation of the very first Peanuts strip, is not the first Peanuts book to reprint only a single strip. There was at least one board book that did much the same thing. However, that board book was, at heart, a …

Upcoming releases
Peanuts books to buy, and a free one

We’ve got a few more books listed as coming up later this year. There’s no surprise that we’re getting the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994, and with it, the box set of 1991-1994. After all, these have been coming out like clockwork, and 2025 should bring us the …

Upcoming releases
Mostly recycled Peanuts books

There are some new Peanuts titles showing up in the pipeline. I don’t have covers yet, but the books are simple to explain. Welcome Home, Franklin! adopts the new TV special that will hit Apple TV+ on the 16th. Here’s to You Charlie Brown and You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown …