Correct the record

While searching for something else, I stumbled across this announcement of the Kaye Ballard Peanuts album in theĀ Chicago Sunday Times Magazine for January 15, 1961.

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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 be printed in different printing plants than the main paper. It was six weeks later before the letters to the editor showed up, with both Deborah Graham and Patricia Gustafson taking the paper to task for making such a misidentification. There was, alas, no report on how Violet took the news.

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 advertisingĀ The Untouchables. (Or you may be one of the many people now populating the earth too …

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 …

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 …