Monday, October 31, 2016

Peanuts Halloween 1999: Happy Halloween! It's a Zamboni!

Who would complain about a single strip to celebrate Halloween in the Peanuts comics in 1999? This would be the last original Halloween-related strip Charles Schulz would create.  Linus never did get to see the Great Pumpkin, but we all know he's still out there, waiting patiently in the pumpkin patch.

Peanuts Halloween 1998: We're giving away a doughnut with every subscription to the "Great Pumpkin" newsletter

Happy Halloween!  We made it through a whole month of Halloween Peanuts comic strips!  This is the first of two installments to celebrate the day - the last two years of Halloween in the Peanuts comic strip.

Charles Schulz would stop creating original Peanuts comic strips in 1999.  The 1998 story line was the last multiple-strip celebration of Halloween, and it was a doozy, with 11 strips.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Peanuts Halloween 1991: The "Great Pumpkin" didn't show up again, did she?

Linus recruits Snoopy to go door-to-door to tell everyone about the Great Pumpkin, with results he's probably come to expect.  What he didn't expect was Lucy's reaction the day after Halloween...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Peanuts Halloween 1990: People have to know about the "Great Pumpkin"...

We're now entering the final decade of Peanuts comic strips, but fortunately, Charles Schulz still had some great stories to tell.

In 1990, Linus convinced a reluctant Charlie Brown to help him go door-to-door to educate people about the Great Pumpkin...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Peanuts Halloween 1989: I did it! I got the "Great Pumpkin" on video!

Another year, another single strip for Halloween.  But at least it was on a Sunday.

Linus was no longer content to sit and wait for the Great Pumpkin, and risk falling asleep.  Now he wanted proof, with the help of modern technology.  Would he capture a video of the Great Pumpkin?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Peanuts Halloween 1988: You have a nice way of wording things

Another year with a single strip to celebrate Halloween, and this year, for unexplained reasons, Linus decided to forego the pumpkin patch...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Peanuts Halloween 1985: I forgot the words!

Is a single panel to celebrate Halloween in the Peanuts comics like getting a rock in your trick-or-treat bag? 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Peanuts Halloween 1984: The Great who?

Halloween was short but sweet in 1984 for Peanuts fans, with Linus going door to door to educate people about the Great Pumpkin.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Peanuts Halloween 1982: Anyone see a bowling ball come this way?

While Linus' friends were preoccupied with their bowling tournament in 1982, he was dutifully waiting for the Great Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Surely those two story lines couldn't converge... could they?