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Chartin’ Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is high on the Billboard charts this week. No, I’m not kidding. And really, it’s no surprise that Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas pops up regularly on Billboard’s top 200 albums at this time of year. At the moment, it’s at #84. The highest it’s ever …

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General

Even completer

If you try to buy ebook versions of The Complete Peanuts, you’ll discover something interesting – there’s 32 volumes, instead of the 26 of the hardcover ones. What’s up? Well, instead of just counting The Complete Peanuts volumes in their digital book total, Amazon is considering all of the Peanuts books that Fantagraphics …

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New releases

There’s always a hidden Christmas

While we already have an excellent new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas, well, there’s almost always another new edition lurking somewhere. This time, it was hidden at Kohl’s – whom I usually check for Peanuts books about this time of year, but with less going out these days, I …

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Discounts

The Eternal Questions

Some holidays have questions attached. For example, the seder, the traditional meal ceremony that begins the Jewish holiday of Passover, features a quarter of questions built around the theme of “why is this night different from all other nights?” Valentine’s Day has “Do you love me?” April Fool’s Day has …

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This Year’s Stocking Stuffer

With my publisher hat on, I’ve been reprinting Schulz’s other newspaper feature, It’s Only a Game, in various forms for years. At this point, you can still get the big book with the complete run of the series in color. A few years back, I introduced Bridge Mix, a smaller black-and-white book aimed …

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Snoopy Supreme

When Joe Biden is inaugurated into the presidency on January 20 of next year, he will become the first U.S. president to have been mentioned in Peanuts before his presidency (in the May 24, 1993 strip.) Perhaps he will be the one to nominate Snoopy to the Supreme Court!

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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

Having now listened to that BBC 4 Radio drama about the introduction of Franklin into Peanuts, I can say that it is quite well made. I cannot, of course, speak to its accuracy in the depictions of specific conversations, but I believe it is worth the listen. But I know …

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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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Animated Peanuts

Reminder: Great Pumpkin is now streaming for free

I just checked, and I could indeed get Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown streaming for free. You have to have a device with an AppleTV app, and you have to have an Apple ID, but those are both free to get. And they appear to be running it without commercials …

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