Comic book Peanuts

I utterly accidentally stumbled across this 1981 piece noting that the syndicate was suing Minnesota-based comics publisher Edward Alexander for having produced an all-too-adult take on the Peanuts characters. This is bothering me because it’s not something I’ve ever heard of before, nor am I finding any other reference to this occurring. I can’t even trust the information in this one-paragraph piece, as they get the name of the syndicate wrong, and often reports of someone being sued for copyright/trademark infringement turn out to be merely that someone got a cease-and-desist notice – a threat that they will be sued if they don’t stop what their doing. Plus, there has tended to be a fair amount of space given to things that could reasonably be seen as parodies of Peanuts.

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Comic book Peanuts
Peanuts in distasteful comics

Some of you liked it when I showed Peanuts-themed covers to non-Peanuts comic books. I had some sitting here that I was not sure I’d post because of their theme, but I want to clear this off of my things-I-might-post list, so here goes. A number of comics publishers have …

Comic book Peanuts
Peanuts graphic novel chat

Here’s one for Peanuts book fans: a week from today, the Schulz Museum is hosting a Zoom panel with the creative team of the new adapted-from-an-unproduced-TV-special graphic novel Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown. More details can be found at Calendar of Events – Charles M. Schulz Museum 40 SHARES Share Tweet this …

Animated Peanuts
“Will Ye No Quarterback Again, Charlie Brown?”

I think it’s great that Boom! is publishing a graphic novel adapting the never-produced Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown. This serves the world even better than the adaptations of things like Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown, because that’s available to be viewed in its purest intended form, the film, which can …