Sometimes, a day goes by with almost nothing Peanuts-related intruding in my life. Other days are like today.
- An auction house wanting to know if what they were being offered could possibly be Schulz original art, even though it wasn’t on the same sort of paper as they’ve usually seen his originals on (the answer in this case, alas, is no; it’s a blatant and poor copy, probably done originally by someone who had no intent of being a forger, merely wanting a large copy of a favorite strip.)
- A nationally-respected pundit (whom I know from our college days) asking if I could track down his favorite Peanuts strip. Luckily, I could:
- Sending a note of congratulations to someone I know at Creative Associates, Schulz’s studio. Which leads to a new change that I should note: as part of the ongoing fallout of the buyout of Peanuts, more of the entire approval process for products is being moved to Creative Associates in Santa Rosa, who are apparently relocating to larger quarters. I hope this means that all the Schulzy goodness will be just that much more Schulzy…
- Making arrangements for a radio interview on one of the bigger NPR stations – me, Jean Schulz, and one other guest (I’m waiting to make sure he’s definite) talking about Schulz’s legacy. That’ll probably air in a couple weeks. I’ll let everyone know when the time is definite (and it will be available on the Internet.)