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A Sunday Miracle


For the first time in nearly four years Alley Oop and Ooola as adults appeared in the Sunday comic strip since Joey Alison Sayers and Jonathan Lemon took over. The last time they appeared as adults was in the January 6, 2019 Sunday rerun (last original Sunday appearance was August 26, 2018).


Peace Love and Vines

© American Licorice Co.

Mike brought up the subject of candy today and it just so happened that a week ago the store I was in had Red Vines on sale, and I couldn’t resist. When I got to the bottom there was a nice graphic printed on the tray (above).

Seems the American Licorice Company held a contest a couple/three years ago and I had got one with the second place winner, ages 13 – 18 division, Kelsey C. (who got credit on the printed art).
Check out all the winners and finalists here.


A Puzzling Return

© King Features Syndicate

From The Wisconsin State Journal:

Last month, we made changes to the comics and puzzles you see in the Wisconsin State Journal, while adding more comics and other features to As expected, many of you wrote or called to tell us about the features you missed.

We listened. And we’re making a few changes.

Starting Monday, your newspaper will have an extra half-page of bonus puzzles, including Cryptoquote, Super Quiz and an additional crossword puzzle, every Monday through Saturday.

So at least one Lee Enterprise paper has bowed to the demands of its readers and now will run a full page of puzzles in their weekday editions. There has been no information on a more fulfilling comics page. We note that CryptoQuote (KFS) and Super Quiz (NAS) are not from the Tribune Content stable which became the default puzzle supplier to all Lee papers.


The Cute One

© Nigel Parkinson? The Dandy?

Forget about Truss and Sunak, the big news out of Britain is a newly revealed, never published comic strip featuring Sir Paul McCartney.

From the BBC:

An unpublished comic strip featuring Sir Paul McCartney has gone on display in a museum.

In 1963 – soon after The Beatles released their first single – the musician said it was his dream to appear in The Dandy.

The half-finished storyboard, created by cartoonist Nigel Parkinson, has gone on display at Liverpool Beatles Museum.

The strip also refers to some of his famous lyrics, from songs including A Hard Day’s Night, Ticket to Ride and I Want To Hold Your Hand.

Though those songs in the caption on the bottom of the penultimate panel are Lennon.
The newest song referred to is Coming Up, released in 1980.


Working For Peanuts

What better way to celebrate the Charles M. Schulz centennial than by working for the man’s legacy? The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is looking for an Assistant Archivist.

From the Society of American Archivists:

Come join the ‘Gang’ at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. Reporting to the Archivist and in accordance with the Museum’s Mission Statement, policies and procedures, the Assistant Archivist assists with the growth, processing, and maintenance of the Museum’s archival collections.

From the California Association of Museums:

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is seeking an Assistant Archivist. The Museums Research Center provides care and access to correspondence, periodicals, books, news clippings, and business records pertaining to the life and art of Charles M. Schulz. Reporting to the Archivist, this position will focus on processing archival records and institutional archives. Other responsibilities include data entry and records management and encoding finding aids using EAD. The successful candidate may also participate in digitization projects, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, and donor relations.

A graduate degree in library science or archival studies and experience processing archival collections and preparing finding aids is required. This full-time position pays $23.00 per hour. Benefits available after a 90 day probationary period. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


It’s a Hollow Halloween Without The Great Pumpkin

© Peanuts Worldwide

[P]ublic outrage ensued when “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and the other Peanuts holiday specials were moved to AppleTV+ as part of a corporate deal in 2020, marking the first time it wouldn’t be shown on public TV since its debut more than 50 years ago. A sense of normalcy was reached in 2021 when the special was aired on PBS.

There was hope for the special to stay on public TV, but PBS said in a tweet Sept. 29 that it didn’t have the rights to distribute any Peanuts specials this year.

USA Today tells us how we can watch all the Peanuts classics this holiday season.


Monster Movies for People’s Pets

© Mark Parisi

Bored Panda presents two score of animal horror movies as Mark Parisi sees it.

For this article, we’ve selected the funniest works depicting horror movies in a parallel universe by Mark Parisi. In the series, the artist skillfully reveals what a scary film for animals and things would be like. So, scroll down for some Halloweeny entertainment!





Community Comments

#1 Jerry Brown
@ 10:28 am

Only $23 per hour for someone with a graduate degree and archivist experience?

Working for Peanuts, indeed!

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