Linus’s shorthand.

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And let me echo Linus's wishes to you.
And let me echo Linus’s wishes to you.

Today, newspapers reran the December 22, 1968 Peanuts strip, in which Linus is doing shorthand, and I see people asking just what he’s saying. Luckily, a few years back, I asked someone who did shorthand. The first panel says “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.” The last panel says “Good grief.” The rest are faithful to Lucy’s dictation.


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Delicate Sparky

I tweeted out the cover to Kop Op, Charlie Brown the other day, as part of a series of ridiculous Peanuts items. And after a comment from a respected member of the comics profession noting that it must be a trace, I tweeted out what was clearly being traced, the cover …

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Ferret versus Jeep

In a recent editorial, the management of this station that Charles Schulz had used his advertising work to kill off a beloved cast member of a competing strip. In the interest of community service and with the goal of meeting our obligations under the Federal Equal Time Provisions, we hereby …

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Lucy… stole… a jeep?

When I gave my talk at Beaglefest last month, I spoke mainly of the upcoming Complete Peanuts volume 26, showing off the things that would be included in that volume, as well as some of the things that wouldn’t be. And I did display off one of my favorite spot illustrations that …