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Fully A-Maze-ing

The mighty Joe Wos himself has slipped us the full cover for the upcoming A-Maze-ing Peanuts. Normally, I would not bother to post such a thing since we’ve already seen the front, but in the case, the back cover gives you an example maze you can solve, so why not? You …

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Now shipping

Charlie Brown’s America now e-shipping

Blake Scott Ball’s political analysis Charlie Brown’s America is now shipping… for the Kindle. Those of us who prefer to have trees murdered to make our books will just have to wait four weeks.

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Upcoming releases

A-Maze-Ing cover

Here’s the solicited cover for A-Maze-Ing Peanuts, the upcoming book of mazes by Maze-Toon cartoonist (and frequent Schulz Museum guest) Joe Wos. The book ships in October and is available for preorder.

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Not That Charlie Brown

Charlie Browns of the Cs

Digging through newspaper archives, I decided to delve into earlier Charlie Browns. These are just the ones that start with C from the 19th century: Crook (1822): Cricketeer (1860): Cairo-bound steamer (1862): Confederate prisoner (1862): Congressional candidate (1863): Concerning choice of spouse (1863): Coat borrower (1866): Captain (1867):  

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Administrative

email subscriptions are taken care of

The transition to the new system sending out the blog by email is complete. And to clear up some confusion – everyone who was getting the blog by email on the old system has been transitioned to the new one; no new sign-up is needed. And I’ll take advantage of …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Trusting journalism is hard

Did Schulz get idea from his kids? Was his dog like Snoopy? This 1957 article makes it clear: the answer to both questions is “no”! This 1958 article begs to differ!

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Upcoming releases

Upping my Game

I just found this post I had written two years ago and never put online… and realize I had not yet done what I’d promised to do here. So I am posting it now to shame myself into doing it! Today’s mail brought me my latest eBay purchase, the sort …

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Administrative

Changing email feeds

I’m having to switch the service that handles sending out the blog to email subscribers. Those of you getting this by mail will, if all is working (fingers crossed) see this post in your emailbox twice, once from each service. Once I see that that is working, I will remove …

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Animated Peanuts

The First Thanksgiving.

It’s common knowledge that A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving first aired on November 20, 1973. You can find that fact on the show’s IMDb page, or its Wikipedia page… at least if you check right now, before I get it fixed. You see, like much common knowledge, it appears to be wrong. …

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Dialogue balloon from the August 15, 1960 Peanuts
Greatest hits

Errors Live Forever

Charles Schulz was a stickler about language in his strip. You could see it in the way he included accurate shorthand or transcribed musical notes, the written language of music. He paid close attention to his punctuation. But all of that does not mean that he didn’t make mistakes. For …

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