While wandering every aisle of ToyFair, I spied this display: What the…?! Peanuts?! Construction sets? At first, I thought it might be counterfeit, as the box design and quality was a bit cheap. (Charles Schulz was known for demanding high quality designs from his licensees.) A quick glance of the empty box showed the proper […]
“To me, it was not all that important when I was younger to be able to draw really really well. I just wanted to be able to draw well enough to get my point across. I regretted that later…”
By Nicholas Eskey Welcome back fellow toy-o-philes to another weekly(ish) installment of my favorite picks for newly released or soon to be released nerdy toys. I’ve scoured the internets and come across what lovely pieces of plastic have caught my eye and hope they will catch your fancy. Without further text diarrhea, here are the […]
We’re a cultured group here at Stately Beat Manor, and a lot of that classical culture comes via POP culture. Julius Caesar? Asterix. Classical music? Looney Tunes. The Iliad? Larry Gonick. The Tempest? Sandman. And Peanuts? Reading Peanuts, we discovered Beethoven. Ludwig van.
If there is one person who loves Halloween it was Charles Schultz…or at least he loved comic strips about Halloween. His creation of The Great Pumpkin created some classic comic strips and an indelible animated special. Over at the Peanuts Studio Blog, curator Denis St. John has been collecting vintage Peanuts Halloween images and here […]
MORE things to do and get signed at NYCC, with lots ofr preveiws of Abrams Spring 2016 line all at booth #2228 and 2016 Abrams calendars with every purchase over $50.00 while supplies last (limited one per customer). And advance copies of the above book about Alan Turing by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis. Advance […]
Nothing says Halloween like Charlie Brown, Linus and the Great Pumpkin. Fantagraphics, which has been publishing all of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts strips in chronological order, has also starting putting out charming gift books based on themes Earlier this year they did a baseball themed one, and for the holidays, they’ve produced Waiting for the Great Pumpkin and Snoopy’s Thanksgiving. The […]
* We’ve won! Politicians officially open Comic-Con! On Thursday, to mark the official opening of Comic-Con International 2014, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria harnessed their inner superheroes and flew through the air on a zip-line near the downtown Convention Center. Gloria was the interim Mayor after the […]
Speaking of One Piece, my wardrobe is full (a little too full, I think) of One Piece merch from the Japanese retailer Uniqlo, which has a growing number of outlets here in the US. Uniqlo does great lines of clothing based on various cartoony things, and they had one for Tove Jansson’s Moomin , which […]
The Associated Press has reported that 56-year-old Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown in the “Peanuts” animated specials, was sentenced yesterday to a year in the slammer for threatening his former girlfriend and stalking her plastic surgeon.