I tried to squeeze the phrase “Peanuts Expanded Universe” into this post, but I ultimately decided against it.

§ March 1st, 2011 § Filed under peanuts, sir-links-a-lot § 3 Comments

  • Yet another online acquaintance has met me in the flesh, and lived to tell the tale…this time, it’s Bob at Tearoom of Despair, who came all the way from New Zealand for his tour of American comic shops. (You may remember Bob as the fellow who kindly sent a copy of this Swamp Thing comic to me.) He had some nice things to say about, not just me, but some other notable funnybook-sellin’ folks, so go read, already. Also, Bob and his wife were quite nice people, and I was glad to meet them.

    Also, Nik is making me just slightly worried in the comments, there.

  • Boom Studios finally explains its Peanuts teaser by announcing the Peanuts graphic novel Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. Honestly, I was expecting a monthly comic of (mostly) newly-produced material, like the old Dell / Gold Key ones from the ’60s. “Peanuts graphic novel” is not a phrase I was anticipating. Looks interesting, judging by the sample pages…Charles Schulz is credited as the writer, and it looks like storylines from the original strips repurposed by new artists into a traditional comic book-style format. Of course, this has me wondering if we’ll see new Peanuts stories in the comic (or graphic novel) format. If so, it’ll be strange having a continuation of the characters’ stories in print (as opposed to new animated specials), as the comic strip point of origin is restricted to eternal reruns.

    Renowned Peanuts expert pal Nat has a few words to say about this, as one might imagine…particularly regarding the publication timeline.

  • Gerry over at CO2 Comics talks about his early cartooning encouragement from his algebra teacher and an honest-to-goodness famous cartoonist!
  • Andrew’s latest Nobody’s Favorites entry attempts to explain the inexplicable.
  • If someone were to ask me just why pal Dorian’s Flop posts were funny, I’d have no idea what to say beyond “they just are, man.”

3 Responses to “I tried to squeeze the phrase “Peanuts Expanded Universe” into this post, but I ultimately decided against it.”

  • ExistentialMan says:

    The Mathmanauts are are awesome! The fact that Miss Scullin (The Computress) looks like Elvis makes me want to read this even more!

  • Tim O'Neil says:

    Peanuts Expanded Universe is an idea that, once uttered, cannot be unheard. I believe that whatever happens now is on your head, Sterling.

  • De says:

    So when do the heated arguments about Peanuts canon begin?