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.

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 …

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” …

Peanuts and the Wolf

A couple months ago, I posted about some research I’d done into the use of putting the title of a comic strip right in the strip on dailies. Believe it or not, that bit of digging in has already led to me publishing a book…. a reprint of a 1945 …