Snoopy, in sack cloth and with rumpled hair, thinking "unclean! unclean! unclean! unclean!"
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The Unmasked Marvel (yes, I did use this title in the past week)

The current debate about health and masking has brought in some interesting players. One famed TV preacher has suggested that G-d would not want you to wear a mask, because then he can’t hear your prayers. Which seems an odd thing to say about G-d (and creates a great way …

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Today in “That’s not Schulz!”

Today in “that’s not Schulz!”, we have this promotional piece that ran in the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer and News in 1959.

Peanuts Reel Intelijunt
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Disrespecting Doctor Schulz

Over at the Hogan’s Alley Facebook group, James Gauthier posted a 1965 article about Schulz receiving an honorary degree. The article bore this respectful (if mispunctuated) headline: I was curious how other papers covered the event, so I looked it up. This paper had a headline that dissed Schulz: This …

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Peanuts meets Escher

Looking through the online archive of Peanuts strips at the GoComics site, one can find some interesting mistakes along the way. In some cases, the mistake seems to be in one of the computer systems used in the archiving of Peanuts, like what they have for the November 17, 1996 …

Comic book Peanuts

Peanuts graphic novel chat

Here’s one for Peanuts book fans: a week from today, the Schulz Museum is hosting a Zoom panel with the creative team of the new adapted-from-an-unproduced-TV-special graphic novel Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown. More details can be found at Calendar of Events – Charles M. Schulz Museum

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Maybe he just has a really powerful comb

I know that it can be hard to interpret the Peanuts characters for 3-D, and particularly to stylize them, but in this new set of blind bag ornaments from Hallmark, Linus appears to have cornrows.

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A Cakey Charlie Brown Christmas

Netflix has released the second season of its holiday baking competition show Sugar Rush Christmas, and the first episode focuses on creating desserts built around A Charlie Brown Christmas. There’s some very delicious-looking stuff being made, and some enthusiasm for Peanuts being brought into play. There are a couple of minor cringy …

Franklin

Yes, I’m talking about the Franklin radio drama again

  Yes, I’m talking about the Franklin radio drama yet again. I realize that I spoke sloppily last time when I said that I could not vouch for the accuracy of the conversations that took place. That’s acting as if they were supposed to be accurate.   This radio piece …

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Franklin, the radio drama

I’m posting this before listening to it, so I can’t make any comments on the quality, but BBC 4 Radio just released their audio drama about the correspondence between Harriet Glickman and Charles Schulz that lead to the introduction of Franklin in Peanuts. Go listen. I wish Harriet had lived …

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Folks have always gotten Peanuts wrong

Occasionally, I flinch hard at some error I see in writing about Peanuts. It’s always tempting to think “people have gotten real sloppy about such things.” Well, I was just doing some research about Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and I ran into this piece of writing from an issue …