Yesterday, October 2, 2014, marked the 64th anniversary of Charlie Brown and his pals (and pooch) for on that October date in 1950, the Peanuts comic strip made it's debut. The classic strip written and drawn by Charles M. Schulz is closely associated with Halloween because of that nonexistent entity known as the Great Pumpkin. Linus's belief in this mysterious Halloween gift-giver (always a no-show no matter how sincere Linus's pumpkin patch is) began in 1959. Comics publisher Fantagraphics has just issued for Halloween 2014 a sweet little gift book collecting the classic strips delineating the boy-with-the-blanket's Halloween night vigils. Waiting For The Great Pumpkin is all part of the 2014 Countdown to Halloween blogathon here at Tulgey Wood. More Halloween tricks-and-treats, Peanuts-style, to come so be sure and stop by all through October.