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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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interviews

The fame game

My co-writer on Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects, curator Benjamin L. Clark, is interviewed on the latest episode of the Unpacking Peanuts podcast, so if you liked him on his AAUGH Blog Podcast episode, there’s more of him! Now, I usually …

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General

Her first appearance

While most of the Peanuts characters would not appear until 1950 or later, Sally Brown shows up in this ad from 1934!

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Administrative

End of the blog Twitter feed

This is the final post to go out on the blog’s twitter feed. Please go to http://blog.AAUGH.com to find other ways you can follow the blog. (Sorry, folks, but the modern Twitter is just something that I need to pull away from.)

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Product

We just finished one year, and already there’s another one!

Welcome to 2023, AAUGH Blog readers! I hope that everyone has been having fantastic holidays. Here, we had two new pieces of Peanuts statuary enter the house during the holidays. One of them, a gift from Dr. Mrs. The AAUGH Blogger, was a Japanese piece that I had praised in …

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Discounts

Various post-holiday notes

I hope that all of you who were Christmassing had a good one, and all of you who are Hannukafying are taking pleasure in these last few hours of the festival. Me, I not only got presents for both holidays, I got Peanuts presents for both. I’ll have pictures of …

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Now shipping

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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Administrative

AAUGH Blog’s Twitter feed to end

The Twitter account with links to each new blog post will soon be closing down. I apologize to the handful of people who are using that to follow the posts here, but doing anything that provides free content for and encourages people to use that service have become untenable. For …

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Text: The Dirt on Pig Pen
A Charlie Brown Christmas

How to pen his name

The alert… well the overly-alert… Peanuts reader knows that Pigpen’s name changed over the years, not in pronunciation, but in punctuations. When the character first appeared, his name would be written as… ‘PIG-PEN’ …but when 1958 rolled around, those single-quote marks got expanded into double quotes. “PIG-PEN” That format lasted …

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Now shipping

There are no more Sundays to come!

The tenth volume of Peanuts Every Sunday, containing all of the Sunday strips from 1996 through 2000, and the two-volume boxed set covering the final decade of the strip, have now both been released. Fantagraphics has yet another achievement with the completion of issuing of these large, lovely, respectful volumes. …

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