Libraries have books!

Joe Cool ALA poster

AAUGH Blog reader John pointed out that Peanuts are part of the campaign for September’s National Library Card Month. And since this blog is about the intersection of Peanuts and books, and since libraries have books, it qualifies! Go over to their website and you can check out the posters of Joe Cool and of Sally, the stickers, and even the bookmarks with Peanuts strips on the back, all for sale

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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 The Untouchables. (Or you may be one of the many people now populating the earth too …

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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 …

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Peanuts and the public domain

As you may have seen discussed elsewhere, as of today, the first couple Mickey Mouse cartoons are in the public domain in the United States. That means that people are free to make not just copies of the cartoons, but derivative works based on those cartoons. It doesn’t mean that …