Franklin’s 45th!

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first appearance of Franklin, Hogan’s Alley magazine has put online the article I wrote for them a couple years back about the creation of Franklin. Go read!

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Black Lines Matter

The folks putting together The Complete Peanuts series did a really good job of hunting down the best quality source for everything they reprinted. This can be particularly problematic when one is dealing with older Sunday strips, where one might not be able to find a printing or stat of …

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The AAUGH Blogger in Camarillo

I’ll be appearing this Sunday, November 12, at the Local Authors Fair being hosted in the lovely Camarillo Library in Camarillo, California, from 11-3! Stop on by – I’ll have some of my award-winning Peanuts work with me, as well as some of my original comics and prose fiction work. …

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Big nose, big heart, big name

Peppermint Patty did not come into the strip with a full name (as Charlie Brown did), nor did she make it through her run without gaining a last name (as Franklin did), nor lacking a first name (as Schroeder did.) She was around for years before the name of Reichardt …