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Political Peanuts

A book that I’ve been looking forward to for a while is coming in… well, the Oxford University Press’s website says May, Amazon says June. Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts expands on Blake Scott Ball’s thesis, looking at politics as expressed in the strip (and beyond). I …

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online Peanuts event

The folks at the publisher Library of America, who put out the essay collection The Peanuts Papers about a year back, wanted me to let you now about an online event they’re throwing. Next Wednesday, at 6 PM Eastern time, 3 PM California time, and right on the hour wherever …

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Cover to Security is an Eye Path, HEW edition
Classic finds

Colorblind Eye Patch

Security is an Eye Patch is the finest Peanuts strip collection ever published by the US government. Put out in 1968 by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, this two-color-cover, black-and-white interior pamphlet collected strips dealing with Sally’s amblyopia. I’ve had one of these for decades, and it was …

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Animated Peanuts

A Charlie Brown Christmas again… this time in book form!

We here at the AAUGH Blog have many elves… in this case, an elf named Jim, who happened to spot something in his local Costco that I had not seen at mine just three days ago, but which I am thrilled to say was in there when I went shortly …

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Animated Peanuts

Good Grief, Bart Simpson

A Simpsons Wiki reminds me that even Bart Simpson is a Peanuts book fan, carrying this in his lunchbox. (Good Grief, More Peanuts is an actual Peanuts book title, albeit not with this cover. I am now tempted to turn this into a dust jacket for one of my copies.)

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Animated Peanuts

The Peanuts special that never was now shall be…

Charles Schulz shuffled off this mortal coil decades back. Bill Melendez has been gone for over a decade. Together, the two of them created many fine animated specials that we all enjoyed… and, apparently, one that never made it into production. Which is to say that, coming out in April …

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Upcoming releases

Bear with Me

A few years back, I let you know about the first collection of the strip┬áMolly and the Bear, by Bob Scott, whose work you might know from the Peanuts comic books. Well, Bob dropped by to let me know that there’s a new book coming out soon (and available for …

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Animated Peanuts

Review: Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown

So, I got my copy of Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition, the Blu-ray boxed set with comes with a Snoopy figure and a book. And yes, I bought it for a book. A little book, 5.5 inches by 5 inches, 64 pages. And if the world really wanted …

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New releases

Peanuts Poster book

Sometimes, I miss one. Somehow,┬áThe Peanuts Poster Collection came out in August without me noticing. But I’m glad that I picked up on the error. This book is a collection of 20 Peanuts posters, and we’ve seen things like this before… but this one is selected by Chip Kidd. If …

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Animated Peanuts

sale on Blu-ray set

As part of their Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Buy Lots Of Stuff Novedecember/Whatever promotion, Amazon currently has Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition, a Blu-ray set with some new commentary tracks, for $39.99 (off of a $99.99 list.) This set comes with a Snoopy figure and, more vitally for this blog, …

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