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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Campaign Peanuts redux

I don’t normally just repost my blog entries… but this one seems as relevant now as when I first posted it in 2019. Only the word “many” seems dated. Of the many presidential candidates, I think Schulz only mentioned one in Peanuts. which isn’t to say that you can’t find …

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I suspect that’s not Schulz

The only thing I have to say about this ad from 1967 is “no”.   40 SHARES Share Tweet this thing Follow the AAUGH Blog

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  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