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Travels with Spike

On our way driving home from the Grand Canyon, we found ourselves passing through Needles, California, and so of course, I couldn’t resist visiting Spike. The statue resides in a Subway sandwich shop. The town is into their relationship to Snoopy’s brother in a number of ways. The adjacent convenience …

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Millionaire, recluse, cartoonist

I think someone may have mis-entered the author information on this one. What do you think?

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: A Charlie Brown Christmas book adaptations, part one

In 1965, the first of what would turn out to be many book adaptations of the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas was published, illustrated by Dale Hale (read an interview with him here.) The AAUGH Blogger takes a deep dive on that adaptation, how it came to be, and what …

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Classic finds

When my wife asked for the checkbook, I handed her this

I don’t get to add Peanuts books in a new language to the AAUGH.com Reference Library very often any more. After all, once you get books in 21 languages, covering much of the world’s population, it starts getting harder to find ones… and even in these days of online ordering …

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Comic book Peanuts

Physical Dell Peanuts Archive

When I review the Peanuts Dell Archive collection of Peanuts comic book stories from the 1950s and 1960s, I was working from a review PDF. Now, I’ve got a physical copy on hand, and I can tell you that this book is well-made.  It’s a nice, solid hardcover, and the …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Numbering

This is what you get folks when you don’t suggest podcast topics: you get The AAUGH Blogger rattling on about the numbering used on various numbered sets of Peanut books. With various diversions into the non-Peanuts world of Hollywood. Fourteen minutes of this! Really!!

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New releases

Boogie Down, Snoopy!

The choice to focus on disco Snoopy for the cover, title, and back cover strip of Snoopy: Boogie Down!, the 11th in the Andrew McMeel Peanuts For Kids series of strip reprints, is an interesting one. On one hand, it’s a non-generic image, and that’s good. On the other hand, …

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New releases

Review: Peanuts Family Cookbook

This cannot be a proper review of the Peanuts Family Cookbook, because I have not attempted to cook any of the fifty recipes contained within. That, I reckon, should be the real test of any cookbook. And to properly test this cookbook, I should cook them with one of my …

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Upcoming releases

Sparky & Spike

Now here’s an odd and potentially delightful one – a children’s storybook based on the early life of Schulz and his dog. Sparky & Spike: Charles Schulz and the Wildest, Smartest Dog Ever is scheduled to come out on my birthday next year (and, of course, preorderable now at the link.) …

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Upcoming releases

I almost need my security blanket

I coulda swore that I saw this book listed earlier, but then the listing disappeared, and I wondered if it was all an illusion. But it’s back now! Coming next August is a collection from the Boom! Peanuts comics, this one focused on the middle Van Pelt child, Linus! No details …

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