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'Peanuts' Creator's Home
The Peanuts© comic strip, drawn by Charles Schulz,
has been my lifetime favorite. That it is also the world's favorite strip is no wonder.
Now that I have crossed the half-century threshold, I tend to look back at the innocence
and complexity of the themes with a perspective other than simply entertainment - although
I still thoroughly enjoy reading them just to get a few good laughs.
Along the way, I have managed to collect a few
bits of memorabilia. Melanie was a Peanuts fan as a child and actually still had some
of her girlhood collection. Part of her dowry when we married was a couple dozen Peanuts
paperback comic books, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy Skediddlers, the Snoopy Christmas
tree ornament, a couple Peanuts banners, and a few other odds and ends. The rest of the
stuff like the Snoopy astronaut and the magazines with early Charles Schulz artwork was
purchased off of eBay.
Schroeder, Lucy, and Snoopy Bobbleheads (aka Nodders)
were added in November 2012 as well as the Schroeder & Piano toy made by Hungerford.
More good stuff to be added over time. Thanks for visiting.
Note: One interesting
tidbit that I found in Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, is a list of the edition
of The Saturday Evening Post where Schulz's first for-pay comics appeared as
(this link is to a page I made for the ones I have collected thus
See the Peanuts characters featured in
Ford Falcon TV commercials,
the edition of TV Guide magazine showing the first airing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in 1965
and my Snoopy alarm clock restoration.
Peanuts - The Art of Charles Schulz
This is a an amazing collection
of early artwork from Schulz, including panels never seen before. The author adds a lot
of biographical information and history behind some of the comics.
The World According to Peanuts
Time magazine did this article about
Charles Schulz's relatively new hit comic strip on April 9, 1965.
Snoopy Astronaut, 1979 Knickerbocker
Peanuts - A Golden Anniversary
For the 50-year anniversary of Peanuts,
Charles Schulz worked with a couple writers and book designers to commemorate a half
century of the Peanuts characters. Schulz narrates a lot of the book himself, providing
insight that could not be obtained anywhere else.
Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Winners at Last
Good 'ol Charlie Brown's
reputation as a loser precedes him. The world had found its underdog for whom to root.
Life magazine made that point in the March 17, 1967 edition.
Hallmark Snoopy Christmas Tree Ornament
Preview of the New Peanuts Special
The February 1968 edition of
Women's Day magazine ran a feature on the upcoming He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown cartoon.
Trust me, it was hard looking at the other pictures in the magazine while looking for
this article - avocado green carpet and drapes, beehive hairdos, purple hippie daisy
My astronaut Snoopy was bought on eBay. Ones in excellent condition
with the original packaging can easily run over $300. Mine has a couple cracks in the
clear helmet, but is otherwise in great condition.
Charlie Brown stuffed doll from the Kohl's
Cares for Kids program.
Merry Christmas - Charlie Brown
The December 1966 edition of Catholic
Miss did a piece on the Peanuts Christmas cartoon special that debuted the year before.
They discuss how the TV reviewers went ape-s**t over the religious theme. Intolerant
Posted February 12, 2012