The Zipper on My Bible is Stuck at Beaglefest

Upcoming releases

Both of the books I’m debuting at Beaglefest were, as I noted, samples which I designed when trying to pitch gift books to publishers targeting the Christian specialty market.  God’s Children, which I discussed in an earlier message, was to be calm and black-and-white. But I wanted a sample in color, and I wanted it to look loud. And thus we come to The Zipper on My Bible is Stuck, a full-color collection of Schulz cartoons on teens and the Bible.

When it came to color, I could’ve gone for something muted, something subtle, something straightforward.

Instead, I went for eyecatching… and perhaps just plain gaudy:

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If I’m paying for full color, I do want to use ALL the colors!

I’ll be bringing 10 copies of this 64-page 5.5″x8.5″ full color paperback to Beaglefest, selling them for $9.99 in the sales room on Saturday. I expect to be able to offer more copies for sale through Amazon not long after Beaglefest.

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 …