Complete Peanuts 4 exists

While it’s not shipping from bookstores yet, I can tell you that The Complete Peanuts Volume 4 does exist – I have a copy sitting right here. Unfortunately, I’m still under the weather and can’t go through it and do a cogent review just yet (although I will note that Jonathan Franzen writes a good intro, even if I don’t agree with his conclusions about how the work reflects Schulz’s personality), but if you’ve been waiting until it was nigh to order it, go order it now (or order the boxed set of volumes 3 and 4 together.)

And yes, this new volume does have the full Sunday strip which was only partially reprinted in Volume 2, run here after the index.


The affordable paperback edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition is now shipping. This book is a good look at the making of the classic TV special, which turns 40 years old this year!


Thanks to a loved one who took pity on an ill Peanuts collector, I now have copies of all three of the Kohl’s “Collector’s Edition” books mentioned in the previous post. And the pages of all of them are signicantly larger than the standard editions of these books; it’ s most blatant with the Flying Ace book, which was the smallest to begin with, but even the other two books are about an inch bigger in width and height. As such, if you wanted copies of these storybooks, this is a good edition to get, and $5 for a dust-jacketed hardcover (with profits going to charity) makes it a nice deal.

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 …

New releases
Space Snoopy

Folks are bopping around article links to a statement that “Snoopy”, the module from Apollo X that was discarded into space, may have been located by investigators who were looking for it (which makes them, I suppose, both searchers and researchers, much like some folks are simultaneously tired and retired.) …

Classic finds
The AAUGH Blogger gets a pile of books

On one day last week, I received two shipments of used Peanuts books, eBay lots, with seven books total between them. Four of these were duplicates of books that I already have, but that’s the way things go when you buy an eBay lot. But getting these books as a …