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I've Got a Big What?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peanuts 31 May 2008 9:41 PM

Go here and here for some great vintage Peanuts commercial art. 

Now in stock: The Comics Journal #290
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 14 May 2008 2:00 PM

The Comics Journal #290

The Comics Journal #290
Edited by Mike Dean and Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

Hard truth, subjective take or slanted hatchet job? Monte Schulz and a roundtable of Peanuts experts and critics probe and debate David Michaelis's controversial new biography of one of the most influential and beloved cartoonists of our time: Charles M. Schulz. Matt Madden, co-series-editor of the Best American Comics anthology series, will dish about his upcoming comics textbook (written and drawn with Jessica Abel, his frequent collaborator) and his efforts to translate the OuBaPo movement into English with 99 Exercises in Style. A preview of the Joe Kubert biography Man of Rock. Plus: A color gallery of "The Wall of Flesh" and other '50s horror stories from Golden Age cartoonist Bob Powell (the Good Girl artist known for his work on Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Blackhawk and the original Mars Attacks trading cards) rounds out the magazine.

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Now in stock: The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 (Vol. 9)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 26 Mar 2008 2:33 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 (Vol. 9) by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 (Vol. 9)
By Charles M. Schulz

NOTE: BECAUSE OF OUR CONTRACT WITH THE LICENSOR THESE BOOKS CANNOT BE SOLD OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA. IF YOU RESIDE ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE U.S. OR CANADA PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO ORDER THEM FROM OUR WEBSITE; YOUR ORDER WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

JOHN WATERS TALKS CHARLIE BROWN AS THE '60S WIND DOWN.

As we rush toward the end of Peanuts' second full decade, Snoopy finds himself almost completely engrossed in his persona as the World War I Flying Ace — to the point where he goes to camp with Charlie Brown and maintains his persona throughout the entire two-week period (much to Peppermint Patty's bafflement).

Still, Snoopy looms large, so this volume (a particularly Snoopy-heavy one) sees him arm-wrestling Lucy as the "Masked Marvel" and then taking off for Petaluma for the national arm-wrestling championship; impersonating a vulture and a "Cheshire Beagle"; enjoying golf and hockey; attempting a jaunt to France for an ice-skating championship; running for office on the "Paw" ticket; being traded to Peppermint Patty's baseball team, then un-traded and installed as team manager by a guilt-ridden Charlie Brown; as well as dealing with the return of his original owner, Lila. If you're surprised by that last one, imagine how Charlie Brown feels...

Lila makes only a brief appearance (as does José Peterson, a short-lived — and short — star member of Charlie Brown's baseball team), but this volume sees the appearance of what would be Schulz's most controversial major character: Franklin. (Yes, in 1968 the introduction of a Black character caused a stir.)

Peppermint Patty, working toward her ascendancy as one of the major Peanuts players in the 1970s and 1980s, also has several major turns, including a storyline in which she’s the tent monitor for three little girls (who call her "Sir" — a joke Schulz would pick up later with Peppermint Patty's friend Marcie).

Stories involving other characters include a sequence in which Linus's flippant comment to his Gramma that he'll kick his blanket habit when she kicks her smoking habit backfires; Lucy bullies Linus, pesters Schroeder, and organizes a "crab-in"; plus Charlie Brown copes with Valentine's Day depression, the Little Red-Haired Girl, the increasingly malevolent kite-eating tree, and baseball losses. In other words: Vintage Peanuts!

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Kirby draws Charlie Brown
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanuts 13 Mar 2008 12:33 PM

Jack Kirby draws Charlie Brown

Via the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive blog. Doom's metal tongue is a nice touch. 

Hey look, the new Peanuts book
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeanutsnew releases 7 Mar 2008 10:18 AM

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 by Charles M. Schulz

Look what arrived at our offices yesterday: advance copies of The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968. It's due in stores in late April; we should have it available to order here on the website a couple of weeks before that. Stay tuned!

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 by Charles M. Schulz

You sure are, Snoopy, you sure are. 

Eustace Tilley contest entries
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Wilfred SantiagoPeanuts 29 Jan 2008 1:21 PM

The New Yorker has a flickr pool with entries in their aforementioned Eustace Tilley redesign contest. I was partial to this one, courtesy robotalphabet:

  

And here's a fine contribution from our own Wilfred Santiago:

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Doing our part to rectify trade imbalance
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peanuts 29 Jan 2008 9:22 AM

"Congratulations to Fantagraphics for being the best-represented North American comics publisher I encountered in Japan: two stores." Thanks, Chris.

My New Year's Resolution via 1986 Schulz...
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Peanuts 6 Jan 2008 11:49 AM

Which Peanuts Character Are You?
Written by Kristy Valenti | Filed under Peanutslife imitates comics 14 Dec 2007 10:36 AM
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1968 Macy's Parade
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peanutslife imitates comics 12 Dec 2007 9:09 AM


GORILLAS DON'T BLOG has some great pics of a rather primitive Peanuts float from the 1968 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.