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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Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy cover

We now have a cover image for the upcoming book Shoot For The Moon, Snoopy! And I should note the cultural bias of this shot. Why is Snoopy shown right side up and Woodstock down upsidew-down. There is no right-side up in space! This is just anti-bird prejudice!! Also: is that inset …

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Peanuts Poster Book

Coming in September is The Peanuts Poster Book, a poster book with 20 posters of the Peanuts characters. In poster format. Really, I don’t have much else to say at this point. I don’t know the dimensions, I’m dubious about the claims that it’s a “hardcover”. List price is a …

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Howl now, Brown crowd

Someone asked me about the announced-but-not-yet-solicited literary look at Peanuts, The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, which I had previously discussed. I have one little tidbit of further information on it – just the one. That’s that novelist and MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem’s …