Decades before The Girl in the Red Truck

I found a picture in Chicago Sunday Tribune from when they were promoting “It’s Only a Game” in 1957, with Schulz taking Linus and Snoopy for a walk. The archive, alas, is not a clear image; this is something I’m going to have to hunt down an original printing of, which is presumably in color.

Charles Schulz takes Snoopy and Linus for a walk.Charles Schulz takes Snoopy and Linus for a walk. 06 Oct 1957, Sun Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) Newspapers.com

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Peanuts publisher buyout

Sources are reporting that KKR is buying Simon and Schuster, probably currently the biggest publisher of Peanuts thanks to their Little Simon-published storybooks, from the current owner, Paramount. Sometimes, when one company buys another, it makes no real difference, just a slight change in letterhead. However, KKR isn’t a media …

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Correct the record

While searching for something else, I stumbled across this announcement of the Kaye Ballard Peanuts album in the┬áChicago Sunday Times Magazine for January 15, 1961. Now, let’s take a zoom in on that drawing… and its caption. Magazine sections are generally created with a long lead time, allowing them to …

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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” …