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REVIEW: To Mom (and Dad), With Love

I managed to let the new Peanuts Mother’s Day special, Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With Love, get right by me, because life was rather full about that time. So I caught up with it tonight, and I’m glad I did. The special features various Peanuts kids trying to …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Joyce Doty, 1926-2022

Monte Schulz is reporting the death of his mother, Joyce Doty, at the age of 95, following treatment for a fracture. Joyce was Charles Schulz’s first wife and mother to his five kids. She was married to him while he built his cartooning career and as Peanuts became a transmedia …

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Franklin

Franklin Forever!

Coming to mailboxes near you, sometime (date still to be determined) later this year, is a new set of Peanuts US postage stamps, with “forever” pricing. The plate, which celebrates the Schulz centennial features two copies apiece of ten different stamps, with 11 different characters depicted in all. And hey, …

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Upcoming releases

Schulz Geburtstag

Coming in October is Der Schöpfer der Peanuts – Zum 100. Geburtstag von Charles M. Schulz, a German book celebrating Schulz’s centennial (which is actually the following month, but you gotta have books on the shelves before the event.) I don’t expect that any of you will be buying it …

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Upcoming releases

Boxing season

While every year is a good one for people who collect Peanuts books, this one looks to be a particularly prime one for people who collect not so much the books, but the boxes they come in. For example, publisher Weldon Owen has scheduled a September release for a boxed …

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Harder to find Peanuts media

I was in Costco today and I espied a Peanuts book… one which hadn’t been there just a few days ago when I was last there, yet one that they seemed down to their last copy of. (Perhaps there was another case of them stashed below the table, I don’t …

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Animated Peanuts

It’s a small thing in It’s The Small Things

I realize I should probably apologize for the lack of postings — when I realized that the posting before this was “it’s only a couple weeks to the next Peanuts special” and this posting is “well, I’ve watched the special a couple days after it’s release and…”, that proves a …

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Animated Peanuts

New special just a couple weeks away

Here’s the trailer for It’s The Small Things, Charlie Brown, the new ecology-themed special coming to Apple TV+ an April 15.

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Animated Peanuts

What is the title of Charlie Brown All-Stars?

Some of you may recall my frustration over the varying punctuation that has been used in presenting the title of Snoopy, Come Home. The 1966 TV special about baseball has much the same problem (if to a lesser degree, arguably), and it has been there from the very beginning. The …

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Upcoming releases

Li’ l Archies

In the odd field of comics “variant” covers is the subfield of “store variants”, where a comics retailer will pay thousands of dollars to have a unique cover version of a comic available only through them. AAUGH Blog Reader John let me know that retailer Stadium Comics is now offering …

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