Joyce’s gardens

I tend not to write much about the post-divorce life of Schulz’s first wife, Joyce. She deserved a reasonable modicum of privacy. However, in the wake of her recent passing, I thought it worth pointing to something very public that she and Ed Doty (her husband after Sparky) did: They established the Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens & Sculpture Park on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i. I have never been to those gardens, but the website makes it clear that there is a lot of beauty to be found there, mixing the forces of nature with human effort.

Joe Matt, RIP

Word is going around about the death of cartoonist Joe Matt, of heart attack at his drawing board, at age 60. Best known for hiw blunt autobiographical comic book series Peepshow, his relevance to the Peanuts world is as one of the three alt cartoonists who reworked Peanuts strips to make …

Peanuts Schultz

Alert brother-of-the-blog Dave recently pointed out that the 1946 film Our Hearts Were Growing Up (a sequel to the more-beloved 1942 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay) has William Demarest playing a character named Peanuts Schultz. A little investigation told us why the character had that name which would echo oddly to …

You don’t know how much I wish this were real.

Sick and tired of people trying to sell bootleg Peanuts books on Amazon by listing someone besides Charles M. Schulz as the author? Sure you are, and I’ve long since stopped talking about it. But now I see that someone is trying to balance matters! Yes siree, it’s a bootleg …