Reach for your wallets, folks

Andrews & McMeel is coming at you this fall with a big, thick hardcover of Peanuts strips featuring Snoopy, covering the entire run of the strip. Celebrating Snoopy carries a list price of $75, so this is one of those cases where I suggest ordering early, and letting Amazon’s we’ll-give-you-the-lowest-price-between-preorder-and-shipping policy take hold; that usually gets a nice discount. It looks like it’s the same format as Celebrating Peanuts – same page count, basically same size. Introduction on this one is by Washington Post comics columnist Michael Cavna.

Upcoming releases
Peanuts and American Culture

Coming next May is the book Peanuts and American Culture,.Looking at Peanuts  in the context of it’s “Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the …

Upcoming releases
Sparky & Spike

Now here’s an odd and potentially delightful one – a children’s storybook based on the early life of Schulz and his dog. Sparky & Spike: Charles Schulz and the Wildest, Smartest Dog Ever is scheduled to come out on my birthday next year (and, of course, preorderable now at the link.) …

Upcoming releases
I almost need my security blanket

I coulda swore that I saw this book listed earlier, but then the listing disappeared, and I wondered if it was all an illusion. But it’s back now! Coming next August is a collection from the Boom! Peanuts comics, this one focused on the middle Van Pelt child, Linus! No details …