Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos


For those who like intellectual, analytical takes on Peanuts, next year will bring Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos: New Perspectives on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, and university press book. The author, Michelle Ann Abate, is an Ohio State University professor who has released a healthy number of books on the topics of comics, kid lit, and queerness, often in combination. In this book, she takes a character by character approach of digging deep and finding what runs underneath the strip. This volume is being released in both paperback and hardcover.

Classic finds

In recent weeks, I’ve added two kinda-books to the Reference Library. I talked about The Great Big Book of Peanuts Word Seeks volume 1 when I ordered it. Each of its 129 themed word search puzzles had below it a Peanuts strip on the same theme — if the …

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a box of confusion

Here’s a quiz for you: imagine you, like AAUGH Blog reader Douglas, got a copy of a new boxed set of Peanuts books, and it had this marking on the box…. Now, first pretend that you (unlike Douglas) don’t know anything about Peanuts books. How¬†many books do you think come …

The 2022 Holiday messages

Those of you who have been reading the AAUGH Blog for a while have seen me do my annual holiday note, usually earlier in the season than this. Both Chanukah and Hanukkah start on the 18th, with Christmas rolling in a week after that, so present-acquiring mode is at full …