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Will there be a special Peanuts cover at this year’s San Diego Comic Con?

Yup. This is an alternate covered version of issue 9. 500 copies are available. The cover art is by Mike Kunkel, of Herobear & The Kid fame… In fact, that looks like Herobear flying at the bottom of the image. I only wrote half a story in this issue; the …

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R.I.P. Kim Thompson

Word has come out that Kim Thompson, long a key player at Fantagraphics Books and most relevant to this blog the editor of The Complete Peanuts series, has passed away from lung cancer. I first met Kim a couple decades back, at a private game of Five Card Nancy during …

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Swag!

From the Licensing Expo.

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Nat at Comic-Con

To answer some questions I’ve gotten: yes, I will be at Comic Con in San Diego next month, but only on Friday. And yes, I will be on a Peanuts-related panel. Details when details are released.

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Behind the Candelabra, In Front of the Fence

With HBO showing their new Liberace biopic, I thought I’d take note of a reference to that popular piano player in Peanuts. This image comes not from the strip, but from the comic books… specifically, issue 147 of Nancy, which has a 4 page Peanuts story. You might be momentarily …

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the Star Trek/Peanuts links

With a new Star Trek film about to come out, I’ve been thinking about the links between Peanuts and  Trek… and I don’t mean just the interesting moment at which Schulz referenced Star Trek in the strip.   There are people links as well – cartoonist Dale Hale, who crafted …

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Snoopy invasion

Alas, I don’t have the camera to capture it in a visible form, but I was surprised to see the MetLife blimp with Snoopy on the side passing through our neighborhood earlier this week.

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Every Peanuts Every Sunday

Someone asked about my statement that Fantagraphics’s new series of books, Peanuts Every Sunday, will be reusing an already used book title. Well, here it is. This Holt, Rinehart, and Winston book first published in April, 1961, has 124 Sunday strips from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Lots of …

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Valentina’s Day is coming

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Valentine air on ABC on Saturday starting at 8 PM in most time zones, 7 PM for you Central Time freaks.

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A Leather Valentine

Well, I try not to collect the Easton Press editions. They have a lot of sweet aspects, in all their leather bound gilt-edged gaudiness, because it just invited being charged $80 per volume. But sometimes I find a used one discounted enough that it seems more a waste of money …