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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: :

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Ten years later, part 2

Ten years ago today, the final Peanuts strip came out. It seemed like the end of Peanuts, but really it wasn’t. The strips were still there, and so few of us had read them all, so there was still much more to discover. There are still rarely-seen pieces being unearthed …

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Ten years later, part 1

Ten years ago today, Charles Monroe Schulz passed away in his sleep, bringing to a final end a long career of creativity. I’m not sure what there is to say at this point about his passing. I would rather he were still with us, of course, being with his loved …

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A (probably) Schulz art auction

The National Cartoonist Society have put together a charity auction to help a family having particular trouble… and they have a piece of Peanuts art for sale. And this piece is bugging me. It’s familiar… but I can’t tell you where its from. Folks want to be absolutely certain it’s …