German Peanuts essays

Coming soon for your Kindle is Peanuts. 100 Seiten, a look at how Peanuts reflected American society and the life of Schulz himself. Written by German essayist Joachim Kalka,  has taken the radical step of writing all the text in German, which pretty much locks me out (meine deutch ist sehr shlecht; ich habe eins yahr von deutch auf… ummm, high school.) This is part of a line of 100 Seiten (one hundred pages) books published by Reclam. Kalka is respected enough that some of his previous essay work has been translated into English; perhaps that will eventually be the case with this one as well.

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Born to Draw Comics cover

So now we have a cover for Born to Draw Comics, a September-shipping book on “Charles Schulz and the creation of Peanuts”. The book’s descriptor says that this is a “mixed-panel format picture book biography”, which leads me to think that it’s mostly but not completely in the comics form. If …

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Upcoming stuff coming up

For the bargain-minded Peanuts fans, coming up in August we have a discount bundle. Peanuts Ready-to-Read Value Pack includes these kids storybooks: Time for School, Charlie Brown Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! Lucy Knows Best Linus Gets Glasses Snoopy and Woodstock Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! And did we …

Upcoming releases
More upcoming Peanuts books are coming up

Coming up for you Peanuts-reading fans are these volumes: Gobble Up, Snoopy! (a storybook, art by Scott Jeralds, September) Christmas is Here! (a storybook, art by Robert Pope, September) Snoopy’s Snow Day! (a board book, September, described in the listing as “giftable”) Charlie Brown: All Tied Up (volume 13 in the AMP …