More on The Unseen Peanuts

Fantagraphics has announced that their Free Comic Book Day giveaway The Unseen Peanuts will be made of strips that appear in The Complete Peanuts volumes 1 through 8, but which have not appeared in previous reprints books. Since this comic book will be coming out at about the same time as Volume 7, this means that Complete Peanuts buyers will have seen many of the strips.

Still, it will be a cool thing to have. This is the first Peanuts in the traditional American comic book format in more than four decades.  This is also an anniversary year for Peanuts comics — the 55th aniversary of the first inclusion of Peanuts in comic books (strip reprints in an issue of Tip-Top) and the 50th anniversary of the first original Peanuts stories created for comics.

Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May. You can find more information and a participating comic book shop near you here (although I will note that not all locations will have this particular free comic book. But even so — free comic books! How can you not go?)

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 …

Upcoming releases
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) is 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 …