There is no such thing as too many Peanuts books

This is the time that bookstores are stocking up for the Christmas season, so some Peanuts books hitting the shelves should come as little surprise… but three unrelated Peanuts books shipping in the same week from Amazon is quite a rate. In addition to the availability of It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking as I mentioned yesterday, the week also brings the tome The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating Fifty Years of Television Specials. My copy is zooming its way toward me at this very moment. I must duck!

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Nun cartoons

This is a non-Peanuts post, but I’ve been working on a project which has some overlap in interest, so I thought I’d bring it up. A little while ago, I posted a 1950s cartoon with a nun teaching some native Americans, one of whom was dressed akin to Charlie Brown, …

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Golf Gags – Schulz and otherwise

Warning: this post is a bit promotional. With my publisher hat on, I just put out a new book,¬†Great Golf Gags by Classic Cartoonists, which features golf cartoons by six respected 20th century cartoonists. Does this include Schulz? You betcha! A nice big helping of Schulz. Having said that, if …

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Letters to Santa from the Peanuts Gang

Hallmark’s got a new book for this Christmas season. No, not a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas (not yet, anyway). This one is¬†Letters to Santa, a 24-page hardcover storybook written by Bill Gray, illustrated by Rich LaPierre. It tells the tale of the gang writing letters to …