Peanuts comic book check-up

I’m up a little late, trying to get something set up before Sunday turns to Monday (which is, by the way, the last day you can order something on Amazon for free US delivery and have it arrive by Christmas. So go find something that is in stock, order it early in the day, and have it shipped directly to that cute little beagle you met last summer.) You see, we’re not sure we have an accurate list of all the appearances of Peanuts strips in comic books. Oh, there’s a lot of comic books that we know have Peanuts strips, in titles published by United Feature and St. John in the 1950s. However, we’ve not yet checked every appropriately-timed issue of the titles that they were appearing in. I’ve been getting information from a couple key Peanuts comic book collectors and from the Research Center at the Schulz Museum, and I’ve put together a grid, listing the issues we know have Peanuts, the ones we know don’t, and the ones we’ve not checked. So if you have issues of Fritzi Ritz, Sparkle, Sparkler, Tip Top, Tip Topper, or United Comics around, head over to the list of Peanuts comic book appearances and check your books against the list. The issues we aren’t sure of are listed in gray. If you have a comic listed in gray, check the contents, and then email to let me know the title, issue number, and whether it has Peanuts. (If you find it doesn’t have Peanuts, please check to make sure the book has all 32 pages between the cover; it’s common for comics from that era to be missing pages now, and I’d hate to note a book as not having Peanuts when it’s just your copy that’s missing them.)

And to cut off a question before it happens: no, we cannot just go by what Overstreet’s Price Guide or says. Both sources have been found to be inaccurate in these regards. We want people checking the comics themselves.


Folks have always gotten Peanuts wrong

Occasionally, I flinch hard at some error I see in writing about Peanuts. It’s always tempting to think “people have gotten real sloppy about such things.” Well, I was just doing some research about Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and I ran into this piece of writing from an issue …

Out of the evacuation zone

Breath easy (although if you’re around here, not too deeply.) The evacuation zone has been pulled back, the Schulz Museum is now outside of it. As for the AAUGH offices… well, we’re much closer to fires than we were this time yesterday. The Reagan Library is about 10 miles away. …

Fire update

People have been asking me to keep them updated on the fire in Santa Rosa. I can’t promise to keep this up constantly, but here’s the map at the moment. The fires have definitely been heading toward the museum and surrounding buildings, and are at this point about 4 miles …