Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos

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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
Book-ish

In recent weeks, I’ve added two kinda-books to the AAUGH.com 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 …

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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 …