Spanish Peanuts

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I just discovered that for some reason, in the mid-1970s, The Pomona, California newspaper Progress Bulletin began running Peanuts in Spanish, with English subtitles. Let me be clear that this is something that they did only with Peanuts; not only are there no other comic strips so subtitled, there is no Spanish to be found anywhere else in the paper.

Translating humor can be difficult. Note that the added text in the final panel is not the signature GROG, as I first thought, but the number 6206; the strips were sequentially numbered.
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Snoopy on the big screen

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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 …