Pawlowski retires

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Stan Pawlowski, the long time sculptor of Peanuts items who I interviewed on the AAUGH Blog Podcast, has announced his retirement as of today, for safety reasons. (His aging hands and health are not compatible with “working with torches and harsh chemicals”, he notes.) He has done a lot of fine work, and I am quite glad that I met him. I certainly wish him comfort in his retirement!

 

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A Boy and his Dog

Doing a little looking into early promotion of Peanuts, I was amused to find this ad for the Chicago Daily Tribunes that ran in the Davenport, Iowa Democrat And Leader during the first week of the strip’s existence, pushing it as telling the story of “a Boy and his Dog”… which is not …

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Decades before The Girl in the Red Truck

I found a picture in Chicago Sunday Tribune from when they were promoting “It’s Only a Game” in 1957, with Schulz taking Linus and Snoopy for a walk. The archive, alas, is not a clear image; this is something I’m going to have to hunt down an original printing of, …

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RIP M. Thomas Inge

We are hearing of the passage of pop culture historian M. Thomas Inge at the age of 85. Among his dozens of books about comics, there were two of particular interest to the AAUGH Blog crowd: My Life with Charlie Brown (collecting Schulz’s writings) and Charles M. Schulz: Conversations (collecting …