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Peanuts at Comic-Con 2011

We’re just days away from the start of the annual madness that is the San Diego Comic-Con. This year, the only Peanuts-focused panel is Sunday’s “How to Draw Snoopy and his Friends”, where some of the folks who worked on Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (both the animated …

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Free Trade Peanuts, take 2

MetLife has run another ad to the DC lawmaking community, using Peanuts to promote Free Trade Agreements. At least this one brings the Peanuts material better to the topic than the previous one. After all, in the absence of free trade, there may be less worldwide opportunity for the World-Famous …

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It’s a Free Trade Agreement, Charlie Brown

Over the years, I’ve seen the Peanuts characters used to advertise or promote a wide range of things – foodstuffs, automobiles, insurance, books, environmentally-friendly lawncare, vacuum cleaners, water parks, and so forth and so on. But this one is, to my eyes, a first. Taken from Roll Call, which is …

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Trudeau tips his hat

Doonesbury ended a week-long run on the topic of the now-failed rapture prediction with a tip of the hat to Peanuts.

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United Feature Syndicate out of the comics syndicating business

Apparenly, United Features Syndicate, who up until quite recently syndicated Peanuts, is basically getting out of comics syndication, turning over thoseĀ  operations to Universal Uclick. UFS brought some of the most successful comics ever to papers; if they hadn’t seen some value in an odd little strip about kids 60-some …

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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 …

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If you have 45 grand burning a hole in your pocket

If you’ve read The Peanuts Collection, you’ll have seen the reproduction of a Schroeder Christmas card which had been given out by a member of the You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown cast decades back – bearing a drawing created just for his use by Schulz. Well, that piece of …

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A nice letter from Schulz

Letters of Note: I have never drawn PEANUTS for children.

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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 …

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Jean Schulz, Peanuts Collection on The Today Show

Jean Schulz was on the Today Show this morning, talking to Al Roker for several minutes about Sparky, Peanuts, and The Peanuts Collection. As the writer of that volume, I’m blown away; believe me, I’m not used to this scale of promotion for my books. Yipes. If you have a …