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
Peanuts Papers publishing plans, picture, preorders

You can finally preorder The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, the book of essays by some real heavy-hitter literary types, including two major Jonathans (Lethem of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude fame and Franzen of The Correctionsand Freedom), critic of music and ethics Chuck Klosterman, The Ice …

Upcoming releases
Another Peanuts cookbook coming!

Heading our way in October is the Peanuts Holiday Cookbook, a cookbook of holiday foods featuring the Peanuts character. (Hey, does it sometimes seem like I’m getting paid by the word for writing this, like I’ll say a title and then repeat the information that is clearly in that title, …

Upcoming releases
Coming covers.

We’ve got covers for some of the upcoming releases! The cover for the kid-targeted strip collection Charlie Brown: All Tied Up really helps straighten up the confusion between being tied down and being tied up. This is clearly up. Christmas is Here! is a children’s storybook that’s intended to help …