There’s been a sudden spate of print-on-demand Peanuts titles that are setting off my “doesn’t look licensed” radar.
Let’s see: There’s this coloring book:
It it’s out-of-ratio cover doesn’t trigger your suspicion, there’s the fact that its descriptor actually calls it “(Unofficial Snoopy Book)”, as if that makes it a-okay! (The back cover has an ad for a similar Star Wars coloring book.)
And then we get to the notebooks!
And then there are these “Snoopy” books that can likely get away without a license, because it’s not-that-Snoopy.
- Snoopy’s Odyssey: The heroic struggle of a little dog against incredible hardships and danger, the selfless dedication and faith of one old man and the power of the bond with his master – this one has page margins and line spacing like a 7th grader whose been assigned a “10 page report”.
- Seventeen Days at Camp Snoopy: A Drunk Driver’s Odyssey, a memoir in which “Camp Snoopy” is a nickname for a jail.