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Officially safe

They have changed the evacuation orders for the Santa Rosa fires, and the Schulz Museum is no longer in the evacuated areas. This fire season has come at a high cost – the death count stands as 40 and may well continue to rise, thousands of homes and businesses gone, …

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A slight adjustment

So, of course, just after posting that message about Schulz and women’s athletes, I discovered that I’d missed one adult women golfing cartoon… and it’s one that doesn’t go along with what I was saying (although it hardly surmounts my more general statement.)Perhaps I can be forgiven for having missed …

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Schulz and women’s sports – an AAUGHtober reflection

Charles M. Schulz supported women’s sports in some very visible ways. You can see it in his friendship with Billy Jean King, and in his work with the Women’s Sports Foundation.  And you can especially see it in his comics particularly when you get into the 1970s, where Peppermint Patty …

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RIP Len Wein

Len Wein passed away today. To me, Len was a friendly acquaintance, a guy who always had a quick smile that made it seem like he was happy to see me when we’d run into each other at the movies or whatever. But then, he always had that smile for …

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Political footballs

I find it interesting how certain analogies find a good home in the culture, as if up until then the culture had a hole, that there was some vital aspect of life that was just waiting for something to describe it. Lucy pulling the football away is one of those …

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Does this mean that fifty years from now, I’ll own THREE baseball teams?

Tens of thousands of baseball fans, officials, and journalists have arrived in Miami today for one reason: to see the worst owner in professional sports for themselves. The internet swelled this weekend with think pieces about garbage can Jeffrey Loria — and that was before his walking frat-boy smirk of a …

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Whee! Three Kings are coming

This is an interesting stage for someone who has a small part in Peanuts history. Tennis great Billie Jean King was a friend of Schulz’s, and they worked on each other’s books (Schulz did a lot of good illustrations for Tennis Love.) And now she’s in a curious position for a …

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The NSFW Things People Show You

I’ve got an interesting, topically-NSFW (that’s “Not Safe For Work”) image that’s relevant to this blog. I’m just posting a link to it here, rather than the image itself, so that it doesn’t pop up in people’s newsfeeds or email unexpectedly. It’s an ad that I suspect is using Peanuts …

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A look back at the AAUGHdobon Society

When I posted this two years ago, I was already delving into the Peanuts Ford Falcon ads, starting to gather material for Complete Peanuts 26, which I was not free to talk about and at that point was not even a definite thing. Getting as many of the Ford strips …

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The Big Boxes

I’m oddly happy about the fact that the boxed sets of the Italian edition of Complete Peanuts have not two volumes in them, but five, giving you a complete decade in one toss. I also rather like that this box shot is one of the images that their Amazon UK listing presents: …