Wow, this is late

I jus discovered that somehow I let the new book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown slip by without announcement. This isn’t the one that’s part of the line of kiddie books. Instead, this is a miniature hardcover, a la last year’s A Charlie Brown Christmas adaptation. Well, it’s kind of late to pick this up before Halloween, but it is the right size (if somewhat incongruous) to use as a stocking stuffer. It covers the classic animated special in about 128 pages of text and art. They make some interesting decisions, such as going 10 full pages (admittedly, short ones) without any pictures. And changingtext fonts, sometimes for a reasonable effect, sometimes for no particular reason. But then, this really isn’t something to be read, it’s a cute little object to be owned, if you like that kind of thing. Don’t believe what the cover image that you see on the ordering page, the real cover is the one pictured here. The book has a built-in bookmark, with a metal pumpkin dangling from it.

Classic finds
Charlie Brown is adamant

Charlie Brown is particular adamant in French. From the cover of Te fais pas de bile, Charlie Brown, Canada, 1973.

Classic finds
Charles Schulz on Peanuts books

Writer Luke Epplin pointed to some material I had not seen before, some of which is right up the alley here at Peanuts book central. It’s correspondence from 1954 between Schulz and the great Walt Kelly. Schulz had this to say about collections of his own work: My book is …

New releases
Review: For the Love of Peanuts

I’m reviewing For the Love of Peanuts: Contemporary Artists Reimagine the Iconic Characters of Charles M. Schulz, the new collection of heavily-branded art by the Peanuts Global Artist Collective, at an odd time. You see, earlier this week a work by another heavily-branded artist, Kaws, sold for $14 million… despite the …