Shoe smooch

I got a close-up look at a few pairs of the Peanuts shoes from Vanns that I posted about earlier.

For a moment there, I thought Franklin was recoiling in surprise because Sally was moving in for a kiss. Then I realized that that pink dot wasn’t a highlight circle, but merely a bubble gum bubble. Still, I can’t help but wonder if the designer was intentionally sowing that confusion…

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Nationally recognized documentary on Franklin

Okay, it’s a middle school documentary, but the fact that a documentary about Harriet Glickman and her efforts to get Peanuts to add a Black character got some recognition makes me happy. And it would’ve made Harriet happy, if she was still around. Which is just another reason for me …

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Harriet Glickman, 1926-2020

Harriet Glickman, the woman who had suggested to Charles Schulz that he add an African-American character to the strip and thus inspired the creation of Franklin, passed away this morning. Her death was peaceful, in her sleep, and she had been well prepared for this. I got to know Harriet …

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It’s Hockey Time, Franklin!

It’s Hockey Time, Franklin! is yet another kids picture book with a story that borrows bits from strip continuities but builds its own stories. In this tale, Peppermint Patty is trying to use the pond to practice her figure skating when a gang of bullies tries to take over the …