“Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong’. Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.” Charles Schulz
Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
Dave Astor and I are once again bridging the 3,923 kilometers between New Jersey to Vancouver.
Listeners, you will remember that Dave Astor’s book, Fascinating Facts About Famous Fiction Authors and the Greatest Novels” was one of my first 2020 reads! It was a marvelous collection of delicious literary trivia. And you know how I love trivia!!
Today, Dave has come back to talk about comics, cartoons, confessions, and his first book, “Comic (And Column) Confessional,” which covers an extraordinary period in media history that witnessed the advent of the digital revolution, media mergers, and the shrinking newspaper business that changed journalism forever.
This conversation came about when I read Dave’s post on October 5, 2020 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the 1950 debut of Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts.” I have followed Peanuts all my. So how much influence does comics strips have on our society and cultural values? Dave has a unique perspective on this question. Put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on TeaToastTrivia.com
I am your host Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
Thank you for joining Dave and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And a very special thank you and shout out to Dave. You can connect with Dave on Dave Astor on Literature. There is always an adventure in reading waiting for your arrival on his blog.
“Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.” Charles M. Schulz