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Animated Peanuts

‘Peanuts In Space’ mockumentary coming soon

Well, if you wonder whether Apple’s push for Peanuts would be minor or major, here’s a hint: streaming next month is an investigation into the question of whether Snoopy was a top secret astronaut… hosted by none less than ”Apollo 11” director Ron Howard. And lest you think that  Peanuts …

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Upcoming releases

Coming covers.

We’ve got covers for some of the upcoming releases! The cover for the kid-targeted strip collection Charlie Brown: All Tied Up really helps straighten up the confusion between being tied down and being tied up. This is clearly up. Christmas is Here! is a children’s storybook that’s intended to help …

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New releases

Review: Sparky & Spike

The new book Sparky & Spike: Charles Schulz and the Wildest, Smartest Dog Ever seems to be on the cusp of transitioning Schulz’s cultural image from artist to icon – not the first leaning in that direction, but perhaps the most blatant. It tells the tale of a boy who is …

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General

Plate Expectations

It was on a trip to Las Vegas where I first ran into parking ticketing machines that actually read your license plate as you drove in, and printed the license number on your ticket. Now, as you may recall, my license plate has a picture of Snoopy and the word …

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Classic finds

The Moist Menace

While I’ve covered various Happiness is a Warm Puppy parodies in the past, and while I have a number of programs from Reuben Award ceremonies held by the National Cartoonist Society, I haven’t seen the 1963 program, which is where Carol Tilley (U of Illinois professor who focuses on comics …

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music

Tell me what love is, Chuck

From the wall of a guitar store in Los Angeles, California.  

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General

You know what would be a good title for a book?

Hmmm… maybe we should name the book something original, like… GOOD GRIEF!

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New releases

Review: Good Grief, Charlie Brown

So life has been full, and even after I got around to ordering Good Grief, Charlie Brown: Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts, and even after it arrived slowly from England, I let it sit around for over a month before finally getting around to giving it a good …

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Animated Peanuts

The Charlie Brown Christmas that slipped by me

So there I was, burning off some time in the mall waiting for my daughter’s movie to let out, so hey, I head into the Hallmark, figure I’ll look at some of the Peanuts stuff that I’m not going to buy (one thing about focusing on books is that it …

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Administrative

Missing podcast links

For those who heard last week’s podcast and wondered “hey, where are the links that he promised to those other podcasts?”, something apparently went wrong with my saving those links. They have now been added to the Blog entry for that episode.

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