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Nothing better to do than post more Japanese Peanuts books

Back to venturing through Japanese Peanuts publications, relying on my complete inability to read Japanese and my lack of experience with their culture. For example, I am very unsure what the Snoopy 3Way Book is. I suspect it is far more innocent than a US publication with “threeway” in the …

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Peanuts and American Culture

Coming next May is the book Peanuts and American Culture,.Looking at Peanuts  in the context of it’s “Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the …

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Review: You’re a Good Kid, Charlie Brown

Limericks can be tricky to form. Their rhyme scheme has a well-defined norm. They all go in this way: it’s A A B B A And the last line should hit like a storm.   And yet writers must be really slick to tell folks that its a limerick. For …

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Animated Peanuts

It’s the Peanutsiest month of the year! Tonight, December 6, the US’s ABC network airs A Charlie Brown Christmas, in it’s “uncut” (except, of course, for that Coke ad from the original airing) glory, followed by (a presumably edited-down version of) Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales. That’s 8 PM in most arsea. This …

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Japanese Snoopy books galore

I like that this Snoopy cookie cookbook (cookiebook? cookbookie?): …uses the same Snoopy/Woodstock picture as this Snoopy, umm, dolphin repair manual(? guessing): …and Amazon Japan even advertised them to me right next to each other! Also available: Snoopy and Woodstock Slide into Asgard!: Please note that this strip collection, which is …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: A Charlie Brown Christmas book adaptations part 3

In the 21st century, Hallmark entered the A Charlie Brown Christmas-adapting realm, and made a big thing of it. And one particular adaptation got reprocessed again and again. In this, the third of four podcast about adaptations of the classic TV special, The AAUGH Blogger looks at both Hallmark’s work …

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More recent Japanese books

I’m flitting through Amazon Japan, finding lots of books I’ve not seen before. I’m just posting the ones with interesting covers or things that suggest interesting content… but I don’t read Japanese, don’t know what’s in them, and having more fun guessing my own guesses rather than asking someone. There …

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Pretty Japanese Peanuts book

I hadn’t checked out the Japanese books in a while, and I’ll probably be doing a post soon on the cool covers I’ve found since my last stab at that, but… look at these! This is Snoopy Travel The World, a “healing scratch art” book, and I think what it …

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Not That Charlie Brown

Not that Charlie Brown. Not even quite Charlie Brown.

Coming out this coming week: A Sharla Brown Christmas!

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast: A Charlie Brown Christmas book adaptations part 2

The AAUGH Blogger looks at about thirty years worth of book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas adaptations, the varying art and the varying formats it’s presented in. Because when you look at the small details of anything, it can become interesting.

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