He sure tied one on that day, though!

Regarding Thursday’s photo, cartoonist Dale Hale, who worked in Schulz’s studio during that era (you may have seen his work in some of those 1950s/1960s Peanuts comic books), assures me that Schulz did not normally wear a tie while drawing. His preferred clothing was golf shirts.

So Peanuts was not as formal an endeavor as that may suggest.

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The Untouchable Charlie Brown

If you look at this ad, you may be wondering (as I did when I stumbled across it) why Charlie Brown is advertising a television show in 1963… and why, of all shows, he’s advertising The Untouchables. (Or you may be one of the many people now populating the earth too …

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Peanuts First Edition guide

As proud as I am of my Peanuts Book Collectors Guide, it is not the be-all and end-all guide…. and as much as I have visions of making it so, the real life of being a father of two, the runner of a business, a make of dinners, and a …

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Peanuts and the public domain

As you may have seen discussed elsewhere, as of today, the first couple Mickey Mouse cartoons are in the public domain in the United States. That means that people are free to make not just copies of the cartoons, but derivative works based on those cartoons. It doesn’t mean that …