Wednesday, 16 May 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET SIXT...Y-TWO?!?

Hi, Everybody!

Gabriel McCann checked in with:
Hi
here in Oztralia it's almost Friday.
I got Steve Peters to do a card for Dave.
See attached.
You might want to post an image  on your website later on today.
Steve might be able to provide you with a slightly better image.
Hopefully Dave has just about opened his mail already. Steve marked it not to be opened until May 17th on the outside.

 
Yours etc.

Gabriel McCann
 

Art by Steve Peters, copyright...Sim, Schulz...whoever owns "Peanuts" now(?)...
Neat!

Here's this year's "card" to Dave:
(Technically, this is the digital "card" I sent people on FaceBook last year. (With added Cerebus.))
Normally, I draw a card for Dave, but this year I'm all digital...

Now where's that video of Seiler singing, "Happy Birthday" like a cheesy lounge singer...

Next Time: Margaret's supposed to be here shortly...

11 comments:

Travis Pelkie said...

Kung fu Lincoln doesn't truck with this "with malice towards none" stuff....

(Oh no, I just opened a can of worms, didn't I?)

Happy birthday to Dave!

Gabriel McCann said...

From Wikipedia on who owns Peanuts .... On June 3, 2010, United Media sold all its Peanuts-related assets, including its strips and branding, to a new company, Peanuts Worldwide, LLC, a joint venture of the Iconix Brand Group (which owned 80 percent) and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates (20 percent). In addition, United Media sold its United Media Licensing arm, which represents licensing for its other properties, to Peanuts Worldwide. United Feature Syndicate continued to syndicate the strip, until February 27, 2011, when Universal Uclick took over syndication, ending United Media's 60-plus-years stewardship of Peanuts.

In May 2017, DHX Media announced that it would acquire Iconix's entertainment brands, including the 80% stake of Peanuts Worldwide and full rights to the Strawberry Shortcake brand, for $345 million. DHX officially took control of the properties on June 30, 2017.

On May 13, 2018, DHX announced it had reached a strategic agreement for Sony Music Entertainment Japan to acquire 49% of its 80% stake in Peanuts Worldwide for $185 million, with DHX holding a 41% stake and SMEJ owning 39%. (SMEJ's consumer products division has been a licensing agent for the Peanuts brand since 2010.) The transaction will be effective June 30.

Jeff said...

Happy Birthday, Dave. As a fellow Taurus, how does it "feel" to know that you will always be six years older than me, except for those oh-so-sweet 17 days per year? 😉

Jeff said...

(sung somewhat breathlessly)

Happy...birth...day to you,
Happy...birth...day...to...you-oo,
Happy...birth...day,...Mr. President,

Happy......birth...day...to...you-oo!

Jeff said...

How's this for an appropriate birthday present for Mr. Even-though-I'm-Canadian-I-watch American-politics-like-a-hawk? Today marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the Mueller investigation! Political Comics Metaphysics!!!

Oliver said...

Happy Birthday, Dave!!

Tim P said...

Happy birthday Dave

Steve Harold said...

Happy Birthday Dave

al said...

Happy B-day!(does Dave even see this stuff anymore?)

George Peter Gatsis said...

Happy birthday Dave!

JLH said...

Belated birthday to Dave. I wanted to call and leave him a phone message telling him I still exist, but I got cold feet and instead spent the day editing my video on issue 186 (comic art metaphysics at work).