A look back at the AAUGHdobon Society

When I posted this two years ago, I was already delving into the Peanuts Ford Falcon ads, starting to gather material for Complete Peanuts 26, which I was not free to talk about and at that point was not even a definite thing. Getting as many of the Ford strips as we could was a major point of both work and expense on that book – lots of library time spent by members of the team (Derrick Bang and Tim Chow) going through old magazines, a fair amount spent in online auctions getting various examples (me). The set of strips seen in Complete Peanuts is not complete; we had one strip that we could find published only in a digest publication in color, and had no way of getting an acceptable black-plate version of it, the result was too low-resolution. Other strips may still be out there in odd corners, we cannot say for certain we found them all… but we tried, we tried.

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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┬áThe 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 …