What 2012 shall bring

Good morning, and welcome to the future! Remember, you only have three more days to make Mayan calendar jokes, and then we can all move on to something else.

The year will not be bereft of new Peanuts books. Of course, there will be two more volumes of The Complete Peanuts, one including all the strips from 1983-1984 and the other (gasp) 1985-1986! And as mentioned before, a collection of the new Peanuts comic book is due in August. That little “seedling” edition of Happiness is a Warm Puppy that was announced for last year seems to have been pushed back to October of this year. And there’ll be the usual string of animation adaptations, activity books, and novelty items.

But will there be any particularly cool books that haven’t been announced yet? Well, there’s something I Can’t Talk About Yet that makes me say “yes”, and I bet there’s other things that I don’t know about at all that will also qualify. And as always, there’s the fervent hope that someone will finally do a book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas! (I’ll bet dollars to donuts that this year, at the very least we will get a mass market record-a-book version, to follow up on this year’s Hallmark exclusive. Of course, that dollar-to-donut ratio is not nearly as impressive as it was in the days when people actually used that phrase.)

I shall do what I can to keep the blog from being empty. Thanks for coming along for the ride!


Upcoming releases
Born to Draw Comics cover

So now we have a cover for Born to Draw Comics, a September-shipping book on “Charles Schulz and the creation of Peanuts”. The book’s descriptor says that this is a “mixed-panel format picture book biography”, which leads me to think that it’s mostly but not completely in the comics form. If …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming stuff coming up

For the bargain-minded Peanuts fans, coming up in August we have a discount bundle. Peanuts Ready-to-Read Value Pack includes these kids storybooks: Time for School, Charlie Brown Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! Lucy Knows Best Linus Gets Glasses Snoopy and Woodstock Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! And did we …

Upcoming releases
More upcoming Peanuts books are coming up

Coming up for you Peanuts-reading fans are these volumes: Gobble Up, Snoopy! (a storybook, art by Scott Jeralds, September) Christmas is Here! (a storybook, art by Robert Pope, September) Snoopy’s Snow Day! (a board book, September, described in the listing as “giftable”) Charlie Brown: All Tied Up (volume 13 in the AMP …