On Peanuts Christmas Music and Specials

My mom loves Christmas, and she always has. She puts up four or five Christmas trees each year, and each tree has a theme. There’s a Santa Claus tree, a Candy Cane tree, a fruit tree, a tinsel tree, and a couple of other themes besides. She also watches the Hallmark Movie Channel frequently, andContinue reading “On Peanuts Christmas Music and Specials”

On Things I’ve Been Reading: Peanuts #0

Peanuts #0 BOOM! Studios/kaboom! Created by Charles Schulz Written by Ron Zorman & Vicki Scott Art by Zorman, Scott, and Paige Braddock Earlier in the year, BOOM! Studios published Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, a hardcover graphic novel adaptation of the most recent Peanuts animated special, which was based on a number ofContinue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading: Peanuts #0”

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown BOOM! Studios/kaboom! Written by Charles Schulz, Adapted by Stephan Pastis & Craig Schulz Art by Bob Scott, Vicki Scott, and Ron Zorman A few weeks ago, a new Peanuts animated special, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, came out on DVD. Adapted from a number of CharlesContinue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading”

On the New Peanuts Special, Happiness Is A Warm Blanket

For this Peanuts fan, yesterday was a doubly significant day — not only did Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown come out on DVD, but I discovered 3eanuts, a “Garfield Minus Garfield”-esque reworking of Charles Schulz’s comic strips. 3eanuts takes the classic four panel Peanuts comic strip, then tosses the fourth panel out theContinue reading “On the New Peanuts Special, Happiness Is A Warm Blanket”

On Peanuts and Sudoku Puzzles

I like Sudoku puzzles. I love Charles Schulz’s Peanuts. And, curiously, there is a book that combines them both — the Peanuts Sudoku Comic Digest. I say “curiously,” because there’s nothing intrinsic in Peanuts that lends itself to Sudoku. Schulz had passed away before the Sudoku craze became a craze, and there are no PeanutsContinue reading “On Peanuts and Sudoku Puzzles”

On Peanuts Comic Books

Today, BOOM! Studios made two announcements. One, they are renaming their kids imprint, formerly BOOM Kids!, to Kaboom! Two, they are going to be doing something with Charles Schulz’s Peanuts. What, precisely, BOOM! intends to do with Peanuts is unclear, though the teaser image certainly offers a tantalizing clue. Observe the “Peanuts” logo. It’s notContinue reading “On Peanuts Comic Books”

On Mid-Week Errata

I’ve had Cat Stevens’ “Peace Train” stuck in my head today. My day actually began with Jethro Tull. My Tull collection is not large — Aqualung, the Christmas album, a greatest hits album. While working this morning, I needed something different to keep me going, and “Locomotive Breath” from Aqualung seemed auspicious. Which made meContinue reading “On Mid-Week Errata”

On Completely Nerdy Knowledge

On Friday I mentioned how Snoopy made his annual report to the Head Beagle in a Peanuts strip that ran on Sunday the 4th of January, 1970. That date, it nagged me in the back of my mind yesterday and today. And then, this morning, I realized what’s so important about that date. I justContinue reading “On Completely Nerdy Knowledge”