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Comic-Con Peanuts Exclusive #4: Woodstock

The fourth and final of the exclusives that will be available at the Peanuts booth (#1637) at the San Diego Comic-Con (and I’d list the dates, but why bother? If you don’t already have a ticket, you ain’t getting in!) is also another fourth – the fourth Schleich figure available …

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Comic-Con Peanuts exclusive #3: T-shirts

The San Diego Comic Con exclusive Peanuts items that I generally hear the most clamoring for are the t-shirts. This year’s batch is all Charlie Brown and Snoopy. That kinda fits into the Peanuts comic book tradition; for the 1960s Peanuts comic book series, all of the covers had Snoopy, …

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Comic-Con Peanuts exclusive #2: Coloring postcards

Day 2 of our 4 day voyage through the items that will be exclusively available at the Peanuts booth at the San Diego Comic-Con this year (which is only a couple weeks away at this point!) It’s an adult coloring set – a box of coloring pencils (pointy tips make …

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Comic-Con Peanuts exclusive #1: Presidential pins

Hey, I can work four days worth of posts out of the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives at the Peanuts booth, because they’ve got four exclusives… and number 1 is the freebie! Each day at the booth, they’ll be giving out a different Peanuts pin, each presenting a different Peanuts character as …

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an award-winning Peanuts book

Peanuts books have won a number of awards over the years; I was there when a Complete Peanuts volume got comicdom’s coveted Eisner Award. Well, they racked up another win this week at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Ben Franklin Awards. The Gold Award in the category of Coffee Table Books …

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The original Linus is gone

The one-and-only D. D. Degg pointed me toward this obituary for cartoonist Linus Maurer, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 90. Mr. Maurer was, of course, the person whose name Schulz nicked when giving Lucy a baby brother (and I always thought it was a great …

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I’m gettin’ a Snoopy license plate! I’m gettin’ a Snoopy license plate!

The campaign for license plates with Snoopy on them to raise money for California museums has succeeded, selling the 7500 plates needed to put it into production! If you’re a Californian who has been holding out, you have just until Friday to go here! and order your plate and still get the …

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Snoopy, Hollywood Star

Well, I’m back from the dedication of Snoopy’s new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – he’s got a spot on the sidewalk about a block down from the famous Chinese Theater, and right by Schulz’s star (which is the only one I’d ever gone to the dedication of …

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SNLtz

I was watching this weekend’s Saturday Night Live (guest host, Amy Schumer), and they opened with one of their Fox & Friends skits, which I always find worth watching…. most notably for the stream of “factual corrections” to statements made on the show that they scroll across the screen. Ya …

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It’s Christmas Forever, Charlie Brown!

I’m back from the post office with my first two books of A Charlie Brown Christmas postage stamps. And yes, they count as books, or at least pamphlets; they’re designed to be folded down (you peel off the thin stickers that have the copyright information that’s between the blocks of …