New Art of Peanuts book

Coming next fall is another book by Chip Kidd (the man who brought us Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz). This 240 page hardcover has been announced both as The Art of Peanuts and as Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts. Published by Abrams ComicArts, the book will include two posters. Kidd will design the book and provide much of the text, with other text by Jeannie Schulz and Paige Braddock, plus an introduction by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney.

(Add all the “65th Anniversary” books to the inevitable movie tie-in books, and next year will be another heavy one for those of us who accumulate Peanuts books!)

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …