The Schulz legacy interview

The KPCC interview I talked about earlier is now available online here. Probably the best part of it is Jean Schulz puncturing a little bit of the legend of the problems in getting “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on the air.

I got to spend time before the interview with Kevin Fagan, and afterward with both him and host Larry Mantle, both smart and successful guys. For those of you not familiar with Fagan’s strip “Drabble”, you can read it online here.

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Spot the Dog

I publish things. I also research things. And really, the two efforts are often one and the same: I research stuff and find that it’s worth publishing; I publish stuff and in the process I’m doing research. That all just happened for me with a syndicated comics panel called “Spot” …

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Meet Peanuts!

One of the complaints that Schulz had about his strip being named Peanuts against his wishes is that it lead some people to think that one of the characters in the strip was named “Peanuts.” That was brought to mind when I read this particular strip in a book that …

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Be More Charlie Brown impends

I have now received my box of author’s copies of┬áBe More Charlie Brown, which will be officially released next week. This light-hearted self-help book is a follow-up to my earlier (and still available) volume, Be More Snoopy. As I always do with my new Peanuts-related hardcovers, I’m willing to send …