How the gang grows up

There are lots of comedic and intellectual attempts to show how the Peanuts characters age – and generally, they are faux comedic or faux intellectual. (I’d place “Riot On Cell Block P”, which can be read for free here or downloaded to your Kindle for 99 cents, into that latter category.) But I’ve got to give Gene Weingarten and David Clark points for having introduced a grown-up Peanuts character into their strip “Barney & Clyde” – and only realizing it after the fact.


  As these two ads, from 1954 and 1961 respectively, show, Patty and Violet had a rather consistent relationship… living on slightly different planes, and not introducing themselves, but giving a name to each other. 40 SHARES Share Tweet this thing Follow the AAUGH Blog

The Untouchable Charlie Brown

If you look at this ad, you may be wondering (as I did when I stumbled across it) why Charlie Brown is advertising a television show in 1963… and why, of all shows, he’s advertising┬áThe Untouchables. (Or you may be one of the many people now populating the earth too …

Peanuts First Edition guide

As proud as I am of my Peanuts Book Collectors Guide, it is not the be-all and end-all guide…. and as much as I have visions of making it so, the real life of being a father of two, the runner of a business, a make of dinners, and a …