Beaglefest – not just an anagram for “Feet Bagels”

The Peanuts Collectors Club has announced that their big gathering,┬áBeaglefest, will take place on July 21 – 24 in Anaheim California, the home to Knott’s Berry Farm and the original Camp Snoopy. The group has various exciting things planned, and to balance that a bit, they’ve also got me coming in to speak on the opening night. I won’t, alas, be there for the whole fest (it’s the same dates as the San Diego Comic-Con, which I also have to get to), but I’ll be glad to get a chance to say hi to some of you!

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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 …