Today is Election Day in the US, in a Presidential Election year. This of course brings to mind one of the most beloved "also rans" of all time—that ballot-baiting beagle, Snoopy. The Snoopy for President campaigns took various shapes, sizes and forms throughout the election years, but some of the most delightful artifacts from the nonpartisan puppy came via Interstate Brands. Bakers of bread under such brand names as Weber, Butternut and Millbrook—and most famously as the makers of Dolly Madison treats, major sponsor for many years of the Peanuts animated TV specials on CBS—this major Peanuts licensee provided some free campaign materials to Snoopy supporters everywhere.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Here it is All Saints Day and the spooky season is over for another year. But there are still lots of treats to be found in the goodie bag, so let's look at one more tasty item. Here's the fun deluxe comic book Giant Halloween Hex, published by IDW. This spooky read, starring Magica De Spell, is overflowing with wicked comic goodness that won't even rot your teeth (or your brain)! And the Halloween fun is cubed because this trick-or-treat themed comic-book treat was issued with three covers. The mad magic of Magica brings our 2016 Countdown to Halloween to a close. I hope that veteran visitors and new guests alike enjoyed the Halloween treats that were tossed out between a partially open door—and I hope everyone will visit Tulgey Wood in the weeks to come—especially for the annual Tulgey Wood Christmas Extravaganza!