AAUGH: The First Peanuts Strip

Peanuts launched with just four panels, and the AAUGH Blogger, Peanuts specialist Nat Gertler, spends fourteen minutes poring over those panels. Oh, well, including asides about popcorn.

To follow along, you can see the strip on the GoComics site. Alas, that version is colorized, so it’s not the pure experience. A smaller but appropriately black-and-white version can be found on the Wikipedia page about Peanuts. Or you could simply open up your copy of the first volume of The Complete Peanuts to the first strip. (If you don’t have a copy, you should. I invite you to go buy one!)

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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 …

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Sealtesting your certainty

A few weeks back, I posted a non-Peanuts ad from 1957 that some people told me they were sure it was Schulz, but others were as certain that it wasn’t. Well, here’s another recent addition to my collection, an ad from 1957; the same image was used for “Sealtest Chocolate …

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Tales of the Werebeagle

I’m having some problem adding new images to the blog at the moment, so I’ll keep this just a text post. You can see the images at the links. Looks like this year’s Halloween book from Hallmark is The Tale of the Werebeagle, a hardcover kids storybook with a <SPOILER WARNING> …