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More Willie, More Joe

For those of you who got the great big two-volume set of Willie & Joe: The World War II Years by Snoopy’s pal Bill Mauldin, next year brings a treat: Willie & Joe: Back Home. This continues the reprint series with Mauldin’s work, and this volume looks at an interesting …

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A Sniffy answer

Sunday, I asked the question of why this comic book is in the AAUGH.com reference library: The answer is that back in 1950, Schulz had cut a deal to syndicate a comic strip about three kids and a dog… and he planned to name the dog “Sniffy”. Then he was …

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Contest – an odd addition to the AAUGH.com library

I just added this book to the presumably-prestigious, yet under-organized, AAUGH.com reference library. “But the infamous AAUGH.com reference library is focused on Schulz and Peanuts!” I hear you cry. “What could this comic book have to do with that?” I’m actually curious how many folks know the answer – if …

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Another one from the class of 1950

As I’ve noted before, there was a rather powerful year in comics about the time that the Peanuts launched. Dennis the Menace and Beetle Bailey also launched within the course of a year… all strips that are still running in a large number of papers almost 60 years later. And …

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Peanuts Treasury and other discounts

Normally I steer folks to Amazon for the books as they have the most stuff, but Barnes & Noble (who, yes, also give me a kickback) is running a sale (cutting about an additional 10% off most prices) and has a few things that can’t be found at Amazon. BN …

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The paperback Peanuts – now in hardcover!

Remember Peanuts: The Art of Charles M Schulz, that cool-looking hardcover that Chip Kidd put together? And then they came out with the paperback, and it had about 30 pages of additional material? Well, now they’ve come out with a discount hardcover edition, and judging by the page count, it’s …

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On why you can’t find a dog for Christmas, and free stuff I got

So I’m at a Big Buy store yesterday, and notice that they don’t have the new edition of I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown on their new release rack. So out of curiosity, I head over to their children’s section to see if it’s there, and I find …

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on being That Somebody

There are two events coming up – one Peanuts event, one non-Peanuts – that have me thinking about some somewhat bigger matters. Forgive me if I get a bit off-topic for this blog. The events are (in the order they’re taking place): 24 Hour Comics Day lands on October 3rd …

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not real Schulz

In the wake of yesterday’s post about the MetLife brochures, folks were asking whether the art on those might be original Schulz drawings. The answer is almost certainly not. While Sparky drew product art in the early days, by the time MetLife hooked up with Peanuts his art efforts were …

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Peanuts print or poster or whatever

Just noticed that this Peanuts poster/print/whatever is now selling for about $5 (plus some significant shipping, admittedly.)  That’s about 1/3 of the price it was at not long ago. Franklin is violating his panel borders – the rebel!