Peanuts as bird droppings

Charlie Brown posing with a bird superhero character
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Comics history buff Steven Thompson (not to be confused with pop culture buff Stephen Thompson, son of comics history buff Maggie Thompson; the world often confuses me) pointed out this 1970 ad for the Dayton Daily News. The paper tried using the Dayton Daily News Bird, crafted by comic book artist Gray Morrow, to promote their paper for several months.

I like how they tried to retain proper scale by putting Charlie Brown on a higher level. Still, it violates the basic Peanuts principle that the superheroes were all off-panel…

 

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You know what would be a good title for a book?

Hmmm… maybe we should name the book something original, like… GOOD GRIEF!

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Kaye Ballard, RIP

Kaye Ballard has died. She had places in the world of stage and screen, but it’s her recording career as a musical comedian that is of interest to the Peanuts fan. In 1962 she issued a recording of her doing Peanuts humor, based on her touring act at the time. …

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Things that should not go unsaid, and telling the tales of the times

Back in May 2017, in posting about the way Google book search finds the word “Snoopy” in places where it isn’t actually there, I posted one place it found where it was: this cartoon. Now, I didn’t point out the ultra-Peanutsiness of the fact that it’s not just Mr. Snoopy, …