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Peanuts at Comic-Con

If you’re one of those folks lucky enough to have tickets for the sold-out San Diego Comic-Con next weekend, you’re in for an interesting treat Saturday, 4:45-5:45 PM: It’s a Great Comic-Con, Charlie Brown— Together for the first time at Comic-Con, Warner Home Video, United Media and the Schulz Estate …

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Schulz for Canaglicans

I’ve just added two more books to the AAUGH.com reference library, neither one of them new. One is the second edition of Jan Lindenberger’s Unauthorized Guide to Snoopy Collectibles from 1998. It’s a book of pictures of Snoopy stuff, of course. Books like this always remind me of the great …

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The Easter Beagle hunts again

January brings us a new Peanuts kiddie book (presumably a board book, given the page count and price): The Easter Beagle Egg Hunt. If you think the upcoming book list is looking pretty empty between Complete Peanuts volumes, I agree. But worry not, there are other books for the serious …

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Some of you may remember my finding a couple odd Peanuts books at Costco, hardbacks each collecting three of the Ballantine Books collections from the final few years of the strip. I hadn’t seen them anywhere else (nor even at Costco again), but now I’ve found a source for those …

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The last word (give or take 30,000) on the Schulz biography

This month’s issue of The Comics Journal focuses on the debate over the biography Schulz and Peanuts, including a 30,000+ word rebuttal from Schulz’s son Monte, plus commentary from a roundtable of Peanuts experts. I haven’t seen it yet, and in some ways, I’m a bit reluctant to; the debate …

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The intro writer for the next Complete Peanuts

Mo Willems will provide the introduction for The Complete Peanuts volume 10. Now, I suspect that while a few of you will smile at that, others are going “who”? Mo is a former Sesame Street writer who has become a leading children’s book creator. He is the creator of the …

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Charlie Brown clears the air

You may have seen every Charlie Brown animation that has ever been on TV, but even that would leave you missing some special-purpose cartoons. One example of this is the pollution-themed short created for the American Lung Association, “Charlie Brown Clears the Air” Now, I enjoy a good Peanuts animation, …

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Back from the Schulz Museum

If any of the folks I talked to during my appearance at the Schulz Museum this weekend are reading this: hi! And thank you for dropping by! The appearance went well, and the folks at the museum were kindly and helpful. I got a chance to look at their current …

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It’s never too late for Christmas!

I’ve always been impressed by Amazon’s ability to ship things in a timely manner, but even I hadn’t expected the banner I was seeing on the product pages today, the first day of the new year: Delivery by wayback machine is really an idea whose time has come. I wonder …

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Bill Mauldin books, and last minute suggestions

You know Bill Mauldin, the artist who Snoopy used to quaff root beers with on Veterans Day? Whose characters Willie and Joe once walked along side Snoopy? And who more importantly kept American servicemen amused in cartoons that reflected what they were actually going through? Well, a nice big two-volume …