mini Peanuts gift books on the horizon

Running Press is unleashing two more Peanuts books in their line of animated adaptations… well, actually, it looks like it’s more like one new book, and one existing book in a new package.

Coming in October is A Charlie Brown Christmas: A Book and Tree Kit. They’ve released their edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas before, but now they’re packaging it with a, ummm, tree kit. Having seen what else Running Press does, I presume it’s a little build-a-mini-tree model.

Then in January, it’s their adaptation of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown.

Now available for preorder: Play It Again, Schroeder, a paperback strip collection.

Upcoming releases
What What Cartooning Really Is really looks like

The intended cover image for What Cartooning Really Is, Fantagraphics upcoming collection of interviews with Schulz, has been updated. It is no longer going to look like this: It is now slated to look like this: By the way, if you ordered this book from Amazon and received a cancellation …

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Here comes the parade!

Finally available for pre-order isĀ The Complete History of Peanuts on Parade: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz: Volume One: The St. Paul Years. This is, in addition to being a book with three colons in its title, a photo-heavy history of the projects where various artists customized Peanuts statues and …

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Happiness is a Warm _______

  Coming out next May (on May 4th, actually, which is Star Wars Day – a fact that is utterly irrelevant in this context) isĀ Happiness Is Having a Friend, which is, we are told, a Peanuts “fill-in book”. What precisely is that? It’s a book that you’re not meant to …