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Tom Everhart books

I was lucky enough to find out with little warning the Tom Everhart, who has been doing fine-art paintings using Peanuts imagery for over thirty years now, was talking at a local small museum (small enough that it takes up a store space at the local mall. I’ve never met …

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The final reflection on a decade

With the New Year just a few hours away, I think I can now with comfort announce that the Award for the Decade’s Most Inexplicable Error in a Book About Peanuts goes to: Out of respect for the publisher, who is taking corrections seriously, I will not name the offending …

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Snoopy and the presidency

It’s presidential election season again. I’m not looking forward to this one, because California has moved its primary up enough so that now it actually plays a part in deciding candidates, which means that I’ll actually have to figure out who I’ll support. But it’s also bringing to mind a …

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Woodstock’s Sunny Day: a wrong book review

I have very recently received the board book Woodstock’s Sunny Day, which I absolutely should not be reviewing, because I still haven’t reviewed The Peanuts Papers, a collection of famed author articles about Peanuts, even though I’ve had it for weeks. But that’s because I’ve only made a dent in the Papers book, …

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Charlie Brown is adamant

Charlie Brown is particular adamant in French. From the cover of Te fais pas de bile, Charlie Brown, Canada, 1973.

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Charles Schulz on Peanuts books

Writer Luke Epplin pointed to some material I had not seen before, some of which is right up the alley here at Peanuts book central. It’s correspondence from 1954 between Schulz and the great Walt Kelly. Schulz had this to say about collections of his own work: My book is …

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Review: For the Love of Peanuts

I’m reviewing For the Love of Peanuts: Contemporary Artists Reimagine the Iconic Characters of Charles M. Schulz, the new collection of heavily-branded art by the Peanuts Global Artist Collective, at an odd time. You see, earlier this week a work by another heavily-branded artist, Kaws, sold for $14 million… despite the …

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A couple of Snow Days!

I was wading through eBay listings when I saw a Peanuts board book that I did not recognize- Snow Day! The price was a fair bit higher than I would expect for an 8-page board book, but I did my diligence – it wasn’t available through Amazon, nor through a couple …

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Detective AAUGH Blogger fails again!

My review for this year’s Hallmark book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas included my being confused by its 2018 copyright date, and coming up with the very logical theory that the book was prepared for release last year but got delayed in some form. It was a carefully-wrought conjecture, …

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Today in “Boy, that’s not licensed!”

Boy, that’s not licensed!