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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 …

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Product

A big Peanuts reprint

When I showed off the upcoming Franken-Snoopy items from Hallmark yesterday, I left one out, and it’s a big one — 3000 square inches, to be precise. This blanket is a 50″x60″ reprint of the March 17, 1964 Peanuts strip. I hope they don’t start reprinting all the Sundays like …

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Upcoming releases

In which Snoopy turns into Al Franken, I suppose

I went to check Hallmark’s Peanuts books, to see if they have anything new. They’re offering the cool light-up, pop-up adaptation of theĀ Great Pumpkin special which I ran a video of back in 2016 – only that’s an old cover, the new one was added in 2021. But not quite …

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Animated Peanuts

Beagle Scout missions

Those of you who have never been to the San Diego Comic-Con (or who haven’t been in a the past couple decades) may not realize that the event goes well beyond the convention center. For blocks around, there are pop-up shops in unused storefronts, studios creating fan “experiences” in parking …

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Animated Peanuts

Bulk book

What do I have to say about the new board book edition of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I mean, the reading experience of being told “and that happens at every door. All the other kids get wonderful treats like candy, gum, and popcorn balls … and Charlie Brown …

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Comic-Con

Success and Failure at Comic-Con

Well, my one day at Comic-Con this year proved to be a success on most fronts, particularly when it ended with me and Benjamin L. Clark winning the Eisner Award in the category Best Comics-Related Book for our book Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator …

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Comic book Peanuts

What’s in the Comic-Con comic

I’ve got a report from the floor on that Beagle Scouts’ Life comic book being sold at the Peanuts booth at the San Diego Comic-Con. Apparently, the comic material in there is all strip reprints, with some newly-recolored Sundays and some dailies. In addition, there’s a maze, a poster, and …

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Comic book Peanuts

A new comic at Comic-Con

For some reason, the usual announcement of what would be for sale at the Peanuts booth this year just hasn’t shown up. Then cartoonist maze-maker Joe Wos dropped this image on social media: Beagle Scouts’ Life (the name is a play on the Boy Scouts of America magazine, which used …

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Comic-Con

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 …

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General

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. 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 …

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