Snoopy wins an award, and some nun news

At last night’s Eisner Awards, generally considered the biggest awards in the American comics scene, the big thick hardcover strip collection¬†Celebrating Snoopy took home the trophy in the category of “Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips”. Congratulations to the fine folks who put that book together… and to Snoopy himself!

And on a not Peanuts-related front, but while I have a post going up anyway: at the About Comics 20th Anniversary panel on Thursday, I announced the immediate launch of a new project for those of you interested in 1950s comics.¬†The Daily Nun is my new service that will put a different 1950s cartoon about nuns into Instagram or Twitter feed every day – and two days a week, it’s a caption contest, with prizes! Just follow @dailynun1 (note the 1 at the end) on either of those services.

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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, …

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Travels with Spike

On our way driving home from the Grand Canyon, we found ourselves passing through Needles, California, and so of course, I couldn’t resist visiting Spike. The statue resides in a Subway sandwich shop. The town is into their relationship to Snoopy’s brother in a number of ways. The adjacent convenience …

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My new license plate frame

Now everywhere I drive is considered a deductible advertising expense, right? RIGHT?? I really wanted to make the top line (heart)PEANUTS? but the build-your-own-frame set had no question marks. Which is a bad thing. Unquestionably.