Comic-Con in Fashion

While I may have gotten some of you down the other day with mention of Peanuts  things that will only be available to you if you have a no-longer-available Comic-Con badge, I’ve got some good news: if you happen to be in San Diego anyway during the Con, there’s some Peanuts stuff that you can get into without a badge (I assume)!

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that here will be a display of the “Snoopy & Belle in Fashion” dolls in San Diego during the Con… at a special Peanuts pop-up store at 226 Fifth Avenue. That’ll be near the convention center, so attendees can easily go, but not in the convention center.

New dolls by new designers have been being added fairly frequently to the collection, and this display will be the debut of figures decorated by design house tokidoki. I’ll be sure to stop by when I’m at the con (I’ll be there for just one day, Saturday, this year.)

Schulz/Peanuts news
Guess who just bought a big chunk of Peanuts??

The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that entertainment giant Sony just bought 39% of the holding company that exists to hold the rights to Peanuts. They bought just short of half of the share that DHX Media bought a year ago. This means that the ownership breaks down like this: …

Schulz/Peanuts news
Peanuts Global Artist Collective

Now this is cool! The Peanutsy folks have announced the Peanuts Global Artist Collective, an international public art effort were seven selected artists/teams are doing public art using the Peanuts characters. They’re permitted to do their own interpretation of the characters, or to use Schulz art, or to mix things together …

Animated Peanuts
A Charlie BANNED Christmas

Following up on yesterday’s post about how Texas prisons have banned The Peanuts Collection, I should note that that’s not the only Peanuts book they’ve banned. They’ve also banned the book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas… and since they are, presumably, wise followers of this blog (all the best people …