A Charlie Brown Christmas

The AAUGH Blogger interviews Nat Gertler

AAUGH Blogger: Hey, Nat, what’s that you got there? Nat: It’s the A Charlie Brown Christmas Mini Puzzles box set thingy. AAUGH Blogger: Oh, a thingy, is it? What has it got in it. Nat: It has these two bags of very small jigsaw puzzle pieces. AAUGH Blogger: Do they …

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New releases

Peanuts in letterbox format

Yesterday, my postal carrier brought to me my big pile of the new Peanuts stamps, as well as the book that I’d ordered. Now, a Peanuts book being published by the United States Postal Service may sound like an inherently strange thing; other arms of the US government have issued …

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Now shipping


A while back (I was thinking it was 2 or 3 years ago, but it turns out to be nine, egad) I mentioned that I owned this page of original art from the 198os TV parody comic book To Be Announced!, featuring writer Derek McCulloch and artist Mike Bannon poking their …

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Animated Peanuts

It’s the Great Pumpkin and Flashlight, CB

Halloween is just around the corner, but I’m already seeing books coming for next halloween… namely, a board book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This is being published as part of the PI Kids line, which focuses on “interactive” books, and they’re doing this one like they did the …

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Upcoming releases

Book release event!

The Schulz Museum is having a release event for the book I just co-wrote with Schulz Museum curator Benjamin L. Clark (and with contributions from dozens of interesting folks). Here is the official announcement: Saturday, Nov. 12, 6:00 pm Celebrating 100 Years of Charles M. Schulz Al Roker (TODAY Show) …

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Nat news

Meet Peanuts!

One of the complaints that Schulz had about his strip being named Peanuts against his wishes is that it lead some people to think that one of the characters in the strip was named “Peanuts.” That was brought to mind when I read this particular strip in a book that …

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a Peanuts BOOK item I want

When I was a kid I collected trading cards. I wasn’t big into sports, so I mainly went with Star Wars cards, and things of that ilk. But now, as an adult, there is no joy in that inefficiency of purchasing, buying many, many duplicates en route to getting whatever …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A dilemma solved

AAUGH Blog reader Mike saw me expressing ambivalence about whether to preorder the new $99.99 edition of the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack just to get the liner notes booklet… and he noted something that I missed: the same publisher is offering a new one-CD deluxe version for a far …

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advent calendar

A Charlie Brown [SPOILER WARNING] Christmas

So I planned to do a big unboxing of my copy of the newly-released A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Official Advent Calendar. And I actually filmed it all… well, tried to, but in addition to my lack of cinematographic skills, it turns out my cameraphone was stopping and restarting the video …

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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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