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More Peanuts at Comic-Con

You may have been hearing a lot about the Comic-Con in San Diego lately. I’ve been attending for a couple decades now, and have watched it evolve from a pretty-big-for-a-comic-convention event to a rather insane pop culture extravaganza, where movie and TV studios are bringing their previews, their stars, their …

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Art Linkletter passes

Various news sources are reporting the death of Art Linkletter, an entertaining man who passed at age 97. The relevancy to the AAUGH Blog is that Linkletter is the author of two books which Schulz illustrated: Kids Say the Darndest Things and Kids Still Say the Darndest Things, featuring tales …

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Celebrating, British style

British publisher Ravette, which has done a lot of Peanuts books over the years, including 40th and 50th anniversary books (You Don’t Look 40, Charlie Brown and You Really Don’t Look 50, Charlie Brown… both of which were primarily reprints of You Don’t Look 35, Charlie Brown) has a 60th …

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Sparky now shipping

Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz, the new bio for young adults, is now shipping.

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Peanuts in ’75 and ’76 – mood rings, CB radio, and the Bicentennial

The new volume of The Complete Peanuts is the start of the second half of the strip’s run, and (as the foreword by Robert Smigel accurately notes) it really does signal a switch in the series. The strip is less about anxiety, more about silliness. This is not a complete …

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Just because I got ’em…

A couple photos which I took for, but which will not be used in, an upcoming project:

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Cover to Complete Peanuts 1977-1978

Here is: And yes, it’sĀ available for preorder.

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Title fight

In one corner, we have Around the World with Charlie Brown, a 1988 Peanuts music book, with simplified music notation and a built-in keyboard. The right-hand page of each spread is a song – mostly old public-domain tunes, although they pay for “Over the Rainbow” and Joe Raposo’s “Sing” (it’s …

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Charlie Brown Christmases for preorder

I promised I’d tell you when this year’s books editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas were ready for preorder, and here they are: The pop-up edition The holiday boxed set Also Snoopy & Woodstock: Best Friends is now shipping.

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Things I’d be adding to the AAUGH.com reference library if shipping from Japan wasn’t so costly

I just like this cover: I’ve lusted after this one here before. The lust has not abated. Because speaking is what Snoopy is known for: And my wish today to all of you: :