The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Stan Pawlowski

The AAUGH Blogger interviews sculptor Stan Pawlowski, whose silver and bronze work with Charlie Brown and Snoopy over the last quarter century has been prized by many a Peanuts collector. He discusses working with the characters, the painstaking effort in not just designing but casting the sculptures himself, and his friendship with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

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The Constitution has you vote on a Peanuts character

In 1959, the Constitution called upon Americans to vote for a Peanuts character. Now I should note that this isn’t the United States Constitution. Rather, it was theĀ Atlanta Constitution, a popular newspaper. They wanted 25-words-or-less essays on who your favorite Peanuts character was and why. The winning character would get, …

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Happiness should be shared

Here is a never-reprinted Peanuts strip we somehow left out of The Complete Peanuts! That Schulz, what a genius! (The invocation of capitalized “Happiness” in a 1959 ad, well before “Happiness is a warm puppy” was said in the strip and thus linked Peanuts to the happiness theme, may seem …

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Schulz’s Public Spirit No. 1

In January 1962, newspapers began running this Charles Schulz piece promoting… newspapers! Yes, newspapers were very special, and newspapers wanted you to know that. Some papers ran it in full color in the Sunday funnies, others ran it in just black-and-white line art or in greyscale in the main sections. …