British recycling

The folks at Ravette are planning more recycled volumes for later this year. August brings two more of the Snoopy 2-in-1 collections, which each reprint two of the Snoopy Stars/Snoopy Features volumes. However, I don’t yet know which titles these two reprint.

They’re also offering up a UK edition of the collection of 1996 strips The World According to Lucy.

More exciting is their September line of Peanuts gift books, which are reprints of some of the fine old original Determined Production titles (and, judging by the page counts, these are reprints of the original versions rather than the later expanded-with-new-but-lesser-art versions):

I will be interested to see if they take their source from the American versions, or if they preserve the alterations from the previous UK editions, like the one you can see in the Museum of Odd Peanuts Books.

Upcoming releases
A Sunny Day coming in December?

The last month of the year will bring Woodstock’s Sunny Day, a board-shaped bird book… excuse me, bird-shaped board book… written by Patty Michaels and drawn by Vicki Scott. “It’s a beautiful Spring day, and Woodstock doesn’t want to just hang around Snoopy’s doghouse. He convinces his best friend that they …

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Back the new Peanuts on Parade Kickstarter, attempt 2

As those who memorize the blog or the podcast know, William Johnson has spent years gathering materials for a pair of books depicting all of the decorated statues of Peanuts characters that were generated during the annual events in St Paul and Santa Rosa. Not so long ago, he had …

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Peanuts Papers publishing plans, picture, preorders

You can finally preorder The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, the book of essays by some real heavy-hitter literary types, including two major Jonathans (Lethem of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude fame and Franzen of The Correctionsand Freedom), critic of music and ethics Chuck Klosterman, The Ice …