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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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Peanuts panels at Comic-Con 2022

The full planned schedule for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (or as everyone calls it, the San Diego Comic-Con) is now out. There are two planned Peanuts-centered presentations.¬† There’s the official one put together by the Peanuts people: Celebrating 100 Years of Charles Schulz Friday, July 22, 2022, 12:30 …

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Comic book Peanuts

Peanuts “graphic novel” covers

We now have cover images for the first two of the new Peanuts Graphic Novel series, which collects previously-published comic book material with the addition of a new story in each volume. Snoopy Soars to Space ships next January, with Adventures with Linus and Friends! following in March; both are …

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Now shipping

The Peanuts Story Box

The fine folks at Costco get their own custom Peanuts book product with marked frequency, and I seem to have just found myself another one. The Peanuts Story Box is a boxed set of reduced-sized (I’d eyeball it at about half the original dimensions) versions of eight Peanuts storybooks, specifically …

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Long fordgotten

A post from¬†Hogan’s Alley editor Tom Heintjes reminded me of something that I meant to discuss. As many of you know, in the 1960s, Ford licensed the Peanuts characters to advertise their affordable family car, the Falcon. But I’ve seen some people say that the characters advertised¬†only the Falcon, and …

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Peanuts books or by Charles Schulz

I am amused by this ad from the Feb 19, 1965 Newark (Ohio) Advocate offering “Peanuts Books by Charles Schulz”. The first one is a Peanuts book… but not by Schulz, it’s an analysis of Peanuts by Robert Short, although it does include some strips in it. Two by Fours …

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New releases

The Complete The Complete Peanuts 26

I like to own copies of all the different editions of books I wrote or did major work on. And I also like owning Peanuts books, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. So lately, I’ve been tracking down copies of The Complete Peanuts 1950-2000: Comics & Stories, aka The Complete Peanuts …

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Comic-Con

San Diego Comic Con – come see the filmstrips

Some of you have been asking about whether you’d get to ever see any of the Charlie Brown’s Career Education Program filmstrips. Well, if you’re going to be at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, this is your chance! On Saturday July 23 (tentative), Schulz Museum curator BENJAMIN L. CLARK …

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