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Superman’s Pal, Famous Fussbudget

This cover, one of a couple for the recent issue 7 of the current Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen series, is by my ol’ pal Steve Lieber (we wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel together.)

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Review: No Rest for the Easter Beagle

When you work on Peanuts stories for the beyond-the-strip media, you are told not to modernize them. Even though you shouldn’t shout “this takes place in the past”, the Peanuts kids will continue to inhabit a world filled with wired telephones, where the kids play with marbles but not fidget …

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Peanuts: Scent book review

Korean publisher… no, wait, not generally… Korean scent-products manufacturer, put out a pair of volumes titled Peanuts: You Are a Loving Person and Your Life will be Filled with Scent, volumes 1 and 2. These were available through Nordstrom’s in the US, although I only latched on to that fact in time …

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Review: The Peanuts Papers

It has taken me along time to work my way through the essay collection The Peanuts Papers. Life has been rather full. Some major personal things are going down; as a publisher I’ve put out two books this month alone (this week, a reprint of a Sergio Aragonés book that’s been …

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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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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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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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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!

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Review: Charlie Brown – All Tied Up

Andrews McMeel has released their thirteenth and latest book in the Peanuts for Kids/AMP! Comics for Kids series (although now neither of those brands appear on the book.) Charlie Brown: All Tied Up is a collection of early-1980s Peanuts strips. It has all of the features that make this series a …