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‘Citiing ads for Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia

Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia was an attempt to squeeze a lot of sales out of some already existing material. By taking the material from the existing Charlie Brown’s Super Book of Questions and Answers and rearranging it into smaller chunks, they got what was first a 12- book series, later expanded …

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Snoopy Shows and Lucy Knows!

Coming to Apple TV+ on August 12 is not just a new season of The Snoopy Show, but also a brand new special. Lucy’s School is a back-to-school-themed special (which might make a little more sense on ad-driven TV — lots of ads for back-to-school stuff need a good family …

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Sealtesting your certainty

A few weeks back, I posted a non-Peanuts ad from 1957 that some people told me they were sure it was Schulz, but others were as certain that it wasn’t. Well, here’s another recent addition to my collection, an ad from 1957; the same image was used for “Sealtest Chocolate …

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Now shipping

Tales of the Werebeagle

I’m having some problem adding new images to the blog at the moment, so I’ll keep this just a text post. You can see the images at the links. Looks like this year’s Halloween book from Hallmark is The Tale of the Werebeagle, a hardcover kids storybook with a <SPOILER WARNING> …

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Comic-Con report

Saturday was my one day at the San Diego Comic-Con for the year. The past two days, I’ve been recovering from it. The convention was sold out, as it always has been for years now… but the show floor was less crowded than usual. Oh, there were still plenty of …

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Upcoming releases

Charles M. Schulz: 100 Objects

On the November shipping list is Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects, a slick hardcover being released as part of the recognition of Schulz’s centennial. The is the first project of The Charles M. Schulz Museum to be done for general distribution, …

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Kindle sale: The Complete Peanuts Family Album

Andrew Farago’s The Complete Peanuts Family Album is on sale today for the Kindle, just $1.99. (My review, done off of a physical copy of the book, is here.) If interested, move fast; these are generally just one-day deals.

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Peanuts booth items, Comic-Con 2022

I’ve managed to get my hands on a picture of the special items that will be offered at the Peanuts booth at Comic-Con later this week. Unfortunately, what I’ve not been able to get my hands on is any text description of what these items are. So here I’ve marked …

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Franklin stuff at Comic-Con

So once again they’re going to have a Peanuts pop-up “experience” (read: interesting display, with some items for sale) that is near but outside the convention, which means it will be open to folks who were not able to get into the con itself. This year, it’s themed “All Things …

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misspellings

It’s an honary title

In today’s entry for “a bad spelling of Schulz”, I come across Charles Scmulz, honary chairman, having his name abused in his hometown paper, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, in 1972. And still he fares better than poor Allen Gummer, who got no present.

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