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Milky Way

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is this 1957 Milky Way ad. It’s in Schulz’s Peanuts style, but doesn’t use Peanuts characters. Why didn’t they use Peanuts? Because then it’d be Snickers!   Hey, if it was your blog, you’d tell your own bad jokes!

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The AAUGH Blogger gets as SIGNED Snoopy cover!

I just received my latest eBay order. It’s one of the programs for the AT&T golf pro-ams (previously the Crosby Pro-Am), with a Snoopy cover. And it’s autographed! And if you think I’m bouncing around happily because I have a Schulz autograph — don’t be silly! There are so many …

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Peanuts for prisoners

Given that it seems to be book-banning season again, I thought I’d double-check that I covered when the Texas prison system had banned a Peanuts book I wrote. I had, and I even covered how they’d banned A Charlie Brown Christmas. But I started to wonder whether there were Peanuts …

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Mission Unaccomplished

In response to my earlier post about the two “It’s Only a Game” pamphlets, Schulz Museum curator Benjamin Clark dropped me a line. Did he have information about the where, the when, the how, and the why these were published? No, but he did have one devastating fact to give …

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It’s Only A… Wait, What Is It?

Today, I finally obtained an item that I’d sought for  a decade, something that I had once let slip through my hands when it went for three figures at an auction, but hadn’t seen available since. And now it’s in my hands… but I still can’t tell you what it …

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Mattel gave Barbie a Dream House, but Charlie Brown a whole World

I coulda swore I blogged about this recently, but if so, my search powers are failing me, so here goes. You may have, over the course of your Peanuts collecting careers, found some odd hardcover Peanuts strip collections that actually had two books in each one — you read halfway …

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Snoopy books: Two new, one old.

Let’s see what’s come in recently. There’s Snoopy’s Happy Tales!, which collects five storybooks into a single hardcover volume. I’ve reviewed most of the stories before, so I’ll just put links to those reviews: A Best Friend for Snoopy Snoopy Takes Off! Woodstock’s First Flight! Snoopy Goes to School Shoot …

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Schulz’s Public Spirit No. 1

In January 1962, newspapers began running this Charles Schulz piece promoting… newspapers! Yes, newspapers were very special, and newspapers wanted you to know that. Some papers ran it in full color in the Sunday funnies, others ran it in just black-and-white line art or in greyscale in the main sections. …

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No, ’cause Kaws

I’m not a fan of the work of conceptual artist Kaws (real name: Brian Donnelly.) I can see where taking someone else’s character and replacing the eyes with Xs may make some statement in some context once or twice, but as a style for a lifetime, no… and when I …

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The AAUGH Blogger gets his white whale

Every collector has their white whale, that one thing they want which seems to elude them. For me, for years, it has been School Peanuts 1. It’s not just a Peanuts book that I didn’t have — there are still many of those from around the word.  But it’s a …