Nat news

Inherited Peanuts gene

My son is 20 months old now, and generally hasn’t paid much attention to the TV. That’s starting to change, but still, most of the time if he’s in the room and the TV is on, he’s busy doing something else, often pestering someone to help him page through one …

Nat news

Keeping Snoopy off your bumper

The bad economy – specifically, the California state budget crisis – is apparently slowing down efforts by the state’s museum organization to make an official Snoopy license plate available. My fellow Californians are of course suffering through myriad effects of the budget crisis, but you from out of state can …

Nat news

Nat appears in Anaheim

For those of you in Southern California: I’ve agreed to be a Guest at the Wizard World Anaheim comic con, April 29-May 1. I’m not yet positive that I’ll be there all three days. I’ll have copies of The Peanuts Collection, It’s Only a Game, and Schulz’s Youth, as well …

Nat news

The Schulz legacy interview

The KPCC interview I talked about earlier is now available online here. Probably the best part of it is Jean Schulz puncturing a little bit of the legend of the problems in getting “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on the air. I got to spend time before the interview with Kevin …

Nat news

Nat talks Schulz on the radio

I’ve got the official definite time for that radio appearance I mentioned a while back. On this coming Monday, Jan 31, I’ll be in the studios of KPCC, the biggest public radio station in Southern California, appearing on AirTalk with Larry Mantle. With me in the studio will be “Drabble” …

Nat news

A day of being the Peanuts guy

Sometimes, a day goes by with almost nothing Peanuts-related intruding in my life. Other days are like today. An auction house wanting to know if what they were being offered could possibly be Schulz original art, even though it wasn’t on the same sort of paper as they’ve usually seen …

General

I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas

I find it interesting how the whole nation embraces the wintery image of Christmas – including here in this southern California town where I live, and where there probably hasn’t been a half-inch of snow in the past century. Even folks who have always lived around here are putting plastic …

Nat news

the blockhead in my family

I took my fifteen month old Ben to the doctor’s office today for his check-up. The receptionist looks at him and says “he looks like Charlie Brown!” (and that was not meant to be some kissing up to me; the receptionist didn’t know of my Peanuts habits.) He does have …

Nat news

Nat interviews – and welcome Mr. Media fans

For those of you coming here from hearing about The AAUGH Blog on the Mr. Media podcast – welcome, and I hope you enjoy! There’s ordering information on The Peanuts Collection at the bottom of the page, and please take the time to browse through the blog entries and see …

Nat news

Peanuts in American Heritage

The latest issue of American Heritage is now out – well, okay, that’s a stupid thing to say – the latest issue is always out, since whatever the most recent issue out is is always the latest. Let me start again: the Fall 2010 issue of American Heritage is now …