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Greetings Jeannie, I’m a moderator of /r/peanuts, I’ve very much given my life and soul into that subreddit styling the CSS to the specific pallette, Schulz's style of minimalism, and pumping it with content from all over the web as a dedication to my most loved comic strip. I also want to appreciate the work you and others done maintaining the integrity of Peanuts after Charles Schulz’s death, there’s small things which I love about the current maintenance of the franchise. How there’s only a special palette and hue of colours used for colouring, similar to Bill Melendez’s bold colouring work.

“Happiness is a Warm Blanket” was brilliantly done, reminiscent of the 1960s specials, having a calm tone and palette standing a distance from luridity while retaining dissonant silences, converse to the more hyperactivity of modern cartoons. All over relaxing and thought provoking. This is just one example of how I feel the brand is being maintained, I could further rant about Fantagraphics collections.

Now, a question, was Schulz really as bitter as I've apparently heard him to be?

I was walking to school one day, eleven years old. Schulz had opened an ice arena in my town years prior. The parking lot and front grounds were part of my route to school. I was walking through a small stand of redwoods and I heard a voice behind me saying, "Hey what you doing in there?" I told him I was on my way to school. Realizing who I was talking to I said, "I know who you are, can I shake your hand?" He was all gruff and said, "No, get out of here, you will probably give me some disease." I was shocked horrified and amazed. My little heart was crushed because I admired his comics so much. I stood there for a moment longer trying to comprehend what was happening and he yelled again, "get out of here!" It still angers me to this day that that man would treat a child like that.

Passage of text from /u/graverubber some time ago.

anjumahmed775 karma

Thank you very much for your response, it's a question that's been itching at me for a while.

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Thank you! That means a lot to me because I've put quite a lot of effort into it, lost sleep tweaking it carefully.

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Greetings Jeannie, once again thank you very much for replying in the previous AMA session. It undoubtedly thrust the /r/peanuts community into life, unforgettably bringing the most genuinely nice and friendly people. Equally considerable was your confidence in asking a very challenging question, demonstrating admirably humble.

I'm ever increasingly excited about the Peanuts movie in 2015, do you know how finalised the dates are? For a little while the dates were set such that the UK would be the second to see it on October 14th 2015, two days after the Netherlands. Completely changed now, unfortunately it will be released some time later after the US. Have this idea mind to organise a meetup to see the premier, in /r/peanuts the idea of a midnight showing has been entertained.

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What online communities besides ones you preside other, you think get it 'right'? If any?