And Then There Were Peanuts

Ten childhood friends, now estranged in adulthood, are invited to a weekend retreat on a secluded island.  A cryptic poem and a message hint that each of these friends harbor personal and professional secrets and that soon they will each die in an elaborate revenge plot.  These friends — these peanuts — may not makeContinue reading “And Then There Were Peanuts”

Does Charlie Brown Have a Secret Cousin?

Sunday night I watched Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!!) and its follow-up animated special, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown. Given the subject matter and the time (Veterans Day weekend), it seemed appropriate. In the movie and the special, Charlie Brown and three of his friends (Linus, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie) travelContinue reading “Does Charlie Brown Have a Secret Cousin?”

The New Peanuts Movie Trailer

This week the new trailer for November’s Peanuts trailer was released: In November, I wrote about the first trailer, and in the days since the new trailer was released I’ve left a few comments here and there. Why don’t I share my thoughts on the new trailer here? My read on the trailer is thatContinue reading “The New Peanuts Movie Trailer”

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking Fantagraphics Books Written and Illustrated by Charles Schulz While BOOM! Studios publishes new stories of the Peanuts gang in a monthly comic book and occasional graphic novel, Fantagraphics Books is reprinting Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip in their Complete Peanuts hardcover collections. This month, Fantagraphics released something unusual, a reprint ofContinue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading”

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 Charlie Brown Nerdiness

I stopped at the post office this evening to mail a last few Christmas cards and buy some everyday stamps. (For those playing at home, I bought a sheet of the DC Heroes stamps–you have no idea what the Supergirl stamp did for the not-girlfriend’s self-esteem.) And on the counter they had a display ofContinue reading “On Charlie Brown Nerdiness”