Thanks for visiting

This is just a quick “Thank You” to all of the AAUGH Blog readers who stopped by my booth at the Festival of Books this weekend – both the existing (hi, Jim!) and the ones who grabbed up the blog’s address card and are checking it out for the first time.

The Festival was a great time, even though I was stuck in the booth and couldn’t go exploring and purchasing myself. It was kind of odd running a booth that mixed Peanuts/Schulz material with reprints of the segregation-era travel guide Negro Motorist Green-Book, I had to watch the eyes of the folks approaching to see which topic they were going for sometimes… but the Peanuts fans generally made it easier by shouting, “hey! Snoopy!” (And then there was the little girl who was so proud that she could identify “Noopy!” and “Cholly Bown!” as her Peanuts fan mother had been training her to do. I sometimes wonder when Peanuts will fade out of general public recognition, but we clearly aren’t there yet.

Spot the Dog

I publish things. I also research things. And really, the two efforts are often one and the same: I research stuff and find that it’s worth publishing; I publish stuff and in the process I’m doing research. That all just happened for me with a syndicated comics panel called “Spot” …

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Meet Peanuts!

One of the complaints that Schulz had about his strip being named Peanuts against his wishes is that it lead some people to think that one of the characters in the strip was named “Peanuts.” That was brought to mind when I read this particular strip in a book that …

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Be More Charlie Brown impends

I have now received my box of author’s copies of Be More Charlie Brown, which will be officially released next week. This light-hearted self-help book is a follow-up to my earlier (and still available) volume, Be More Snoopy. As I always do with my new Peanuts-related hardcovers, I’m willing to send …