a minor variation

For you hardcore collectors: I noticed that Hallmark has their own edition of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown board book that came out last year.  The variations are small – Hallmark publishing logo, bar code and price on a sticker instead of printed on the book itself, stuff like that. But if you’re an all-editions-and-variations collector, there you go. (I suspect this actually came out last year, but the local Hallmark store has it displayed now, with Halloween impending.)

This edition doesn’t seem to be available through Hallmark’s website, so if you want it, you’d best be off to the store!

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An unexpected Snoopy sighting

So I’m sitting here in pain from wiping out on my bicycle today, looking for some comfort viewing on TV. I start streaming Cybill, the 1990s sitcom created by Chuck Lorre as a vehicle for Cybill Shepherd. In episode 2, Cybill-the-character is sitting with her ex-husband talking about their impending grandparenthood, …

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Peanuts sightings in Japan

I’m still recovering from the cold that I picked up in Japan (which luckily didn’t strike fully until I was  back), but here are a few stray things that I saw while there. A vending machine of Snoopy charms. (There were also similar “Gacha capsule” machines with three Snoopy figures.) …

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Free Comic Book Day tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Saturday, May 4, 2019) is Free Comic Book Day. At most comic shops in the US and Canada (and many elsewhere), you can walk in and get free comic books, no purchase needed. Some shops will give you just one or two, others will …