Classic finds

Schulz biography ditto machine

The other day’s post about the two similarly-covered upcoming Peanuts books reminded me to post this look at some of the biographies of Schulz that have been done, generally as part of sets of biographies meant to fill school library shelves: It’s understandable… there are only so many file photos …

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Charlie Brown indicates “one”, twice

I see a lot of Peanuts book covers, but it wasn’t until I was looking over my own recent blog posts that I noticed something about Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Peanuts (coming out next March) and My Life with Charlie Brown (coming out the month after …

Animated Peanuts

The Peanuts band

To follow up yesterday’s example of the Peanuts characters interacting with a live-action human, check out this current ad for a Japanese magazine: I was out in the chilly Black Friday lines this morning, on a quest for big bargains. Know what I got? A cold. Amazon’s been running some …

Animated Peanuts

Peanuts and DVD… no, not that kind of DVD

Charles Schulz would’ve turned 87 years old today. The rest of this post has nothing to do with that. I’ve always been a bit reluctant to post Internet videos here, because so many of them are copyright violations (and as a producer of copyrighted material, I take that seriously). However, …

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Correcting Celebrating Peanuts and discounting Dilbert

I’ve seen a number of sites linking to this review on PopMatters of Celebrating Peanuts, the big thick 60th anniversary strip collection, and it’s an interesting piece, but it makes some arguable arguments and gets a few things wrong… and while I’ve addressed some of that in a comment there, …

Animated Peanuts

This year’s Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, with savings before and after

Just got an email from someone who could not find A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on this year’s U.S. TV schedule. It’s there on Thanksgiving day itself – 8 PM (most areas) on ABC. So after you’ve made your own thanksgiving feast in the toaster, you can share Charlie Brown’s! By …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas – the music, cheap!

Amazon is running a sale; you can download the expanded edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas for $5. (Saw it for sale on vinyl the other day – new pressing – for $25.)

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You Can Be Anything Cheap

The Peanuts kiddie hardcover You Can Be Anything is now available remaindered for 60% off the cover price. Now with remainders, I always warn that they may be marked with a remainder mark… but more and more, I’m finding that the copies from both Amazon and B&N aren’t marked, or …

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Why Pay More, Charlie Brown, Why?

The Barnes & Noble discount pile has added in copies of Why, Charlie Brown, Why?, the Schulz-illustrated book adaptation of the touching special about a young girl coping with a serious illness. These $15.95 hardbacks are on sale for $5.38 apiece. They may have remainder marks. And for those who …

Classic finds

an apology

I have come to understand that in my zeal for all things Peanuts-booky, I may have, in the past year or so, spent too much time focused on book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas, to the detriment of other things which I may have covered. Here, I hope to …