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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A Sunny Day coming in December?

The last month of the year will bring Woodstock’s Sunny Day, a board-shaped bird book… excuse me, bird-shaped board book… written by Patty Michaels and drawn by Vicki Scott. “It’s a beautiful Spring day, and Woodstock doesn’t want to just hang around Snoopy’s doghouse. He convinces his best friend that they …

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Back the new Peanuts on Parade Kickstarter, attempt 2

As those who memorize the blog or the podcast know, William Johnson has spent years gathering materials for a pair of books depicting all of the decorated statues of Peanuts characters that were generated during the annual events in St Paul and Santa Rosa. Not so long ago, he had …

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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 …