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Joe Matt, RIP

Word is going around about the death of cartoonist Joe Matt, of heart attack at his drawing board, at age 60. Best known for hiw blunt autobiographical comic book series Peepshow, his relevance to the Peanuts world is as one of the three alt cartoonists who reworked Peanuts strips to make …

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Peanuts Schultz

Alert brother-of-the-blog Dave recently pointed out that the 1946 film Our Hearts Were Growing Up (a sequel to the more-beloved 1942 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay) has William Demarest playing a character named Peanuts Schultz. A little investigation told us why the character had that name which would echo oddly to …

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You don’t know how much I wish this were real.

Sick and tired of people trying to sell bootleg Peanuts books on Amazon by listing someone besides Charles M. Schulz as the author? Sure you are, and I’ve long since stopped talking about it. But now I see that someone is trying to balance matters! Yes siree, it’s a bootleg …

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Book-ish

In recent weeks, I’ve added two kinda-books to the AAUGH.com Reference Library. I talked about The Great Big Book of Peanuts Word Seeks volume 1 when I ordered it. Each of its 129 themed word search puzzles had below it a Peanuts strip on the same theme — if the …

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a box of confusion

Here’s a quiz for you: imagine you, like AAUGH Blog reader Douglas, got a copy of a new boxed set of Peanuts books, and it had this marking on the box…. Now, first pretend that you (unlike Douglas) don’t know anything about Peanuts books. How many books do you think come …

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The 2022 Holiday messages

Those of you who have been reading the AAUGH Blog for a while have seen me do my annual holiday note, usually earlier in the season than this. Both Chanukah and Hanukkah start on the 18th, with Christmas rolling in a week after that, so present-acquiring mode is at full …

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Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos

For those who like intellectual, analytical takes on Peanuts, next year will bring Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos: New Perspectives on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, and university press book. The author, Michelle Ann Abate, is an Ohio State University professor who has released a healthy number of books on the …

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an AAUGH Blogger dilemma

Look at this! It’s a book! It’s a Peanuts-related book — a book about the recording of the music for A Charlie Brown Christmas — illustrated with Peanuts images. And it’s written by my compatriot, Derrick Bang, who knows his stuff. I want it, right? Of course I do! The …

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‘Citing ads for Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia

Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia was an attempt to squeeze a lot of sales out of some already existing material. By taking the material from the existing Charlie Brown’s Super Book of Questions and Answers and rearranging it into smaller chunks, they got what was first a 12- book series, later expanded …

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Snoopy Shows and Lucy Knows!

Coming to Apple TV+ on August 12 is not just a new season of The Snoopy Show, but also a brand new special. Lucy’s School is a back-to-school-themed special (which might make a little more sense on ad-driven TV — lots of ads for back-to-school stuff need a good family …