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A problematic eyepatch

If you were reading through the 1965-1966 volume of The Complete Peanuts, this closing panel to the December 6, 1965, you may have paused a bit when you hit the final panel. Now the first reason for a pause, particularly for younger readers, would be the phrase “an ad for men’s …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

More on Harriet Glickman

Jean Schulz and Schulz Museum director Karen Johnson have posted their memories of Harriet Glickman, the woman who suggested to Schulz that he add an African American to the cast. And here you’ll find the interview I did with her for the podcast, recorded in the same home where she’d …

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Discounts

Free Schulz biographical book from About Comics

Since so many folks are foregoing April Fool’s Day this year, I thought I’d counter with April Frees Day, giving out free ebooks (from my publishing imprint, About Comics) to give something for people to read. And thus, today only, I’m offering free downloads on three different books, one of …

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Franklin

Harriet Glickman, 1926-2020

Harriet Glickman, the woman who had suggested to Charles Schulz that he add an African-American character to the strip and thus inspired the creation of Franklin, passed away this morning. Her death was peaceful, in her sleep, and she had been well prepared for this. I got to know Harriet …

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General

Separated at birth

Always wore the same shirt. Founded Apple. Always wore the same shirt. Found an apple. Photo by Matthew Yohe at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Questions answered

Delicate Sparky

I tweeted out the cover to Kop Op, Charlie Brown the other day, as part of a series of ridiculous Peanuts items. And after a comment from a respected member of the comics profession noting that it must be a trace, I tweeted out what was clearly being traced, the cover …

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Discounts

Discount biography

Today there’s a Kindle deal on the biography Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz, a mere $1.99. Amazon shipping is running slow at the moment, overwhelmed with orders from those of us trying not to leave their homes… but Kindle and other digital deliveries are going smoothly. I …

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Not That Charlie Brown

A better pitcher than Charlie Brown

Ladies, gentlemen, and those who identify otherwise, let me introduce you to: Charlie Brown! Charles Edward Brown was a professional baseball pitcher… briefly. In 1897 he pitched four games for the Cleveland Spiders, a Major League Baseball team of the day. This left-hander started four games, and is credited with …

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Classic finds

That’s a he’ll of a thing!

Sometimes I go looking for a picture of a Peanuts book item I once wrote about, only to discover that I wrote it so long ago that it was before the AAUGH Blog (well, then an email newsletter) had pictures. And since I wrote about this on May 2, 2001, …

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Upcoming releases

The Gang’s going soft!

In October, I told you about a hardcover book that appeared to be a Costco exclusive, collecting two of the AMP kid-aimed strip reprint books, Snoopy: Cowabunga! and Charlie Brown and Friends. Now it looks like those of you who are not Costco members will get a shot at this book as …

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