Tag - Bill Melendez

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

13 Days of Xmas 2010, Day 6: Yes...

The story’s fairly well known: little girl writes into a newspaper to ask if there’s a Santa Claus–response from the paper becomes legendary. That’s where the line comes from: “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa...

In Praise of The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin was first discussed in the Peanuts comic strip in 1959. And now, over fifty years later–and forty-four since the animated special based on the character and those strips first aired–it’s like most things...

Bill Melendez

RIP: Bill Melendez

Bill Melendez is an animator who everybody knows: he was responsible for bringing us the animated version of Charles Schulz’ Peanuts. Here’s Steven Fischer, creator of Steve and Bluey, talking about Melendez’ influence on...