Half-Life

Here in the US (well, here to me; not all of you blog readers are “here”
!), we have The Peanuts Guide to Life, a 128 page book of philosophy pulled from the strips (which I reviewed.) It turns out that in England, they have twice the book, each only half as philosophical. Yes, they’re cutting it into to two books, Peanuts Guide to Life: Book 1 and Peanuts Guide to Life: Book 2.

Meanwhile, I’m a little happy collector guy. I finally completed my set of the Latin edition of the Peanuts Philosophers set, a series of small hardcover strip reprints from Hallmark put out in 1968. Of course, I completed it in one of the most frustrating ways – collected 3 of the 4 volumes, looked for the last (Carolini Brown Sapientia) for years, and then found it as part of a complete set for sale on eBay. But at least the set cost less than I would’ve been willing to pay for that fourth book alone; in fact, I got the set plus two English language Philosophers to boot. And all four combined are about as long as the US edition of Peanuts Guide to Life.

More info on the translated Peanuts Philosophers can be found on the AAUGH.com guide’s U.S. translations page.

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 is 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 …

New releases
Review: Charlie and Friends

There is nothing wrong with a cheaply produced paperback of public domain material. It can provice a service. For some material it’s the only way that product will be available. In the case of Charlie and Friends in Tip Top Comics – The Full Series Reader Collection, however, it’s the equivalent …