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Pawlowski retires

Stan Pawlowski, the long time sculptor of Peanuts items who I interviewed on the AAUGH Blog Podcast, has announced his retirement as of today, for safety reasons. (His aging hands and health are not compatible with “working with torches and harsh chemicals”, he notes.) He has done a lot of …

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Classic finds

Translating Schulz into English

AAUGH Blog reader David wrote me to ask about some odd lettering in a few of the strips that were reprinted in Charles M. Schulz: 40 Years of Life and Art, a big slipcased book that came out for the fortieth anniversary of Peanuts, so three decades ago. It’s just …

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Classic finds

Charlie Brown’s World

I just got a copy of Charlie Brown’s World, one of a set of keyring-based strip reprints that Hallmark issued in 1970 (a set which, with the help of a particularly generous AAUGH Blog reader, I now have most of, but still not all.) These books reprint strips, one panel per …

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New releases

Maybe they’re Martian years

Following up on my recent review of Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars (a title which, by the way, is an Edgar Rice Burroughs reference): several people gave me confirmation that physical copies of the book actually did come out last December. This is a second (or later) printing. However, they changed …

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Upcoming releases

Be Thankful, Be Giving cover

This is the solicited cover for Be Thankful, Be Giving, a new board book coming in September and available now for preorder.

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New releases

Review: Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars

This is going to be a bit awkward. Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars is a (mostly) original graphic novel that was released in December… but I somehow failed to properly pre-order it. Then my local comic shop tried to reorder a copy for me, but for some reason, the system wasn’t …

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Upcoming releases

Sally goes to space!

We’ve got some more storybooks coming up at the end of the year and the start of next. Probably the most intriguing title is December’s Space Traveler Sally Brown. Sally is writing a report about another famous Sally, Sally Ride, the US’s first female in space (because Alice Kramden never …

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Nat news

Nat’s new sitcom podcast!

If you liked the humor of The AAUGH Blog Podcast, then I hope that you’ll give Invisible Zeppelin a try! This is a series about the fine folks who work the phones for a major team of powerful heroes, answering calls for help, threats from villains, and requests from the heroes themselves. …

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Animated Peanuts

Four Cheers and a failed theory

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is Four Cheers for Charlie Brown, a boxed set of books adapting the animated Peanuts specials. This set contains four volumes – A Charlie Brown Christmas, You’re in Love, Charlie Brown, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and Charlie Brown’s All-Stars. With that information in hand, we …

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Franklin

Nationally recognized documentary on Franklin

Okay, it’s a middle school documentary, but the fact that a documentary about Harriet Glickman and her efforts to get Peanuts to add a Black character got some recognition makes me happy. And it would’ve made Harriet happy, if she was still around. Which is just another reason for me …

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