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
The Peanuts Book cover

We now have a cover for The Peanuts Book, the “visual history of the iconic comic strip” scheduled for September (and available for preorder at the link.) I had a minor professional involvement with this volume, so I’ll stick to my ethics (which involve not reviewing books where I’m involved …

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The AAUGH Blogger’s next Peanuts book

Scheduled for September is Be More Snoopy. Let me leave the description of it in the hands of DK Publishing, who put out this blurb: A humorous pocket-sized guide to living your best life, inspired by the world’s most iconic daydreaming beagle. A Snoopy-ism a day keeps the blues away. Philosopher, …

Upcoming releases
The Gang’s going soft!

In October, I told you about a hardcover book that appeared to be a Costco exclusive, collecting two of the AMP kid-aimed strip reprint books, Snoopy: Cowabunga! and Charlie Brown and Friends. Now it looks like those of you who are not Costco members will get a shot at this book as …