Peanuts (and the AAUGH Blogger) at Comic-Con 2023

Comic-Con is next week, and tickets are looong since sold out. But for those lucky ones who are attending, here is what is there for the Peanuts fans:

Peanuts panel

There is just one announced Peanuts panel, and it’s linked to the Apple TV+ material. It’s Saturday, 10:30-11:30 in room 6BCF.
  • Discover the all-new animated Peanuts content in the works at WildBrain Studios for Apple TV+, the home of all Peanuts content. Includes a sneak peek of Camp Snoopy (2024), the adventures (and misadventures) of Snoopy and his Beagle Scouts at summer camp. Plus enjoy an exclusive reveal of some exciting new Peanuts projects. Panelists include Rob “Boots” Boutilier (executive producer/series director, Camp Snoopy, WildBrain Studios), Adam Arsenault (director, WildBrain Studios), Paige Braddock (chief creative officer, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates), Jason Cooper (senior writer, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates), and Melissa Menta (senior vice president, marketing and communications, Peanuts Worldwide). Damian Holbrook (senior writer, TV Guide magazine) moderates.

Exclusive items

There will be a Peanuts booth (booth 1635), but I have yet to see any announcement on what they’ll be offering this year. However, a couple of other booths will have exclusive Peanuts items
CineQuest,com, over in booth 4039, offers this: “This 2″x3″ licensed magnet celebrates what got us all to San Diego Comic Con in the first place, whether through comic books, graphic novels or books, we all started with a love of reading. This special Snoopy/Woodstock artwork is only available on this SDCC exclusive magnet. A shared exclusive with Holzheimer’s Distribution. Preorder for pickup at the show or delivery after.” $8.00
Meanwhile, Monogram International, over in booth: 3645, has this for you for forty bucks:
  • Explore the wilderness with the cutest Beagle Scouts in Monogram’s exclusive Snoopy deluxe gift set!
  • Comes with one Snoopy 3D Figural Bag Clip, 3 enamel Snoopy badge-themed pins, and a matching lanyard with a Snoopy dangle charm.
  • The enamel pin set features Campfire Snoopy, Snoopy with other Beagle Scouts, and Beagle Scout leader Snoopy.
  • The gift set is perfectly packaged in a green display box with scout badge details.


One thing they will have for sale in the Peanuts booth (1635), although not a exclusive, is the book Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects. There will be two signing sessions for the book:

  • Thursday, 4:30 – 5:30, Schulz museum curator Benjamin L. Clark will be signing
  • Friday, 4:00 – 5:00, Benjamin L. Clark and myself will be signing

When else to catch The AAUGH Blogger

On Friday at 2:00 in room 28DE I’ll be hosting the Spotlight on Merrie Spaeth. Merrie has had a very wide-ranging media life, from being a teen movie start in The World of Henry Orient (with Peter Sellers in that lead role) to being the White House Media Director under Ronald Reagan. In-between, she wrote comic books for the Gold Key line (although before anyone asks, I’ll note: no, not Peanuts.) I’ll be talking to her about her fascinating life.

I will be at the Eisner Award ceremony on Friday night in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront (doors open at 7:45 PM, event starts at 8, and a Comic-Con badge will get you in.) Of course, I’ll only get a chance to talk if the book I co-wrote, Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects, wins its category against four fine (I presume) challengers. If you’re there, cheer me on! (Unless you don’t like me, in which case, cheer on Trina Robbins, a deserving competitor.)

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