All the Peanuts statues

For a long time, Peanuts book collectors with an interest in the Peanuts statues that blanketed St. Paul and Santa Rosa in various years had to settle for the combination auction catalog/souvenir booklets that accompanied those displays, and some of them have been hard to find. But now there’s a book in the works that will provide photographs of all of the statues, as well as articles and interviews on the statue projects.

The book is still taking shape, you won’t be able to order it soon… but you can follow it on Facebook, or on the Twitter thing at @PeanutsStatues.

Upcoming releases
A better biography returns

One of the better for-kids Schulz biographies is coming back into print. Michael Schuman’s book, released back in 2002 as Charles Schulz: Cartoonist and Creator of Peanuts (part of the People To Know series) will be returning as Charles Schulz in the Influential Lives series as both a paperback and a library-rugged …

Upcoming releases
Non-cannibalistic cover revealed

The cover for the upcoming storybook Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy! has been revealed, and it features Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying traditional holiday fare… but not turkey. That scene in the Thanksgiving TV special where Woodstock happily chomps on roast bird seems a might odd to some. But here, they’re eating pumpkin …

Upcoming releases
Covers uncovered

Here are the announced covers for this fall’s Fantagraphics Peanuts releases (with the caveat that Fantagraphics has been known to change their covers substantially between initial announcement and press. Peanuts Every Sunday 1976-1980 Peanuts Every Sunday 1971-1980 box set Complete Peanuts volume 10, paperback Complete Peanuts volume 9-10 box set. …