Treasury Returns

Back in 2000, a publishing arm of Barnes & Noble put out a discount hardcover edition of Peanuts Treasury, for $9.98. Eventually, it was also available through other retailers.

And then, in 2002, Barnes & Noble put out a discount softcover edition of Peanuts Treasury, for $9.95. That one remained available only through the Barnes & Noble stores and the bn.com website.

Stopped by Barnes & Noble today, and noticed that there was a new, 2005 printing of the $9.98 hardcover. And as best as I can tell, this one isn’t even available through bn.com.

It’s a nice strip collection, worth the price, particularly as a gift for someone who isn’t planning to get the complete set of The Complete Peanuts.


Just a quick recommendation for folks whose taste in strips runs beyond just Peanuts: in a piece for Hogan’s Alley magazine, I named Frazz as my favorite not-in-many-papers strip. I even considered trying to get the rights to publish a collection of it, but someone else beat me to it, and the first book is now available. The title character is a songwriter turned elementary school janitor, with the focus on the interaction between him and the kids. The art style reminds many folks of Watterson (hey, have you ordered your Complete Calvin And Hobbes yet?) and the spirit is upbeat and pro-human. I can’t guarantee you’ll like it; my tastes don’t accord with everyone else’s. But it’s worth taking a look.

General
An unexpected Snoopy sighting

So I’m sitting here in pain from wiping out on my bicycle today, looking for some comfort viewing on TV. I start streaming¬†Cybill, the 1990s sitcom created by Chuck Lorre as a vehicle for Cybill Shepherd. In episode 2, Cybill-the-character is sitting with her ex-husband talking about their impending grandparenthood, …

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.) …

fashion
Peanuts sightings in Japan

I’m still recovering from the cold that I picked up in Japan (which luckily didn’t strike fully until I was¬† back), but here are a few stray things that I saw while there. A vending machine of Snoopy charms. (There were also similar “Gacha capsule” machines with three Snoopy figures.) …