Our first “coming next year” of the year

AAUGH Blog reader Jeff pointed us to the announcement of The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life. This is an anthology of personal reflective essays on Peanuts, and they’ve got some heavy hitters in the line-up, including two major Jonathans (Lethem of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude fame and Franzen of The Corrections and Freedom), critic of music and ethics Chuck Klosterman, The Ice Storm‘s Rick Moody, Anywhere But Here‘s Mona Simpson, Bel Canto‘s Ann Patchett, and various other literary and critic-y names that I don’t feel like Wikipediating at the moment (Adam Gopnik, David Hajdu, Maira Kalman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Peter Kramer, Joe Queenan, George Saunders, Elissa Schappell, Sadie Stein, Amor Towles, David Ulin, Ann Moore… oh, wait, that last is And More.) The introduction is by David Michaelis, author of the best-selling biography Schulz and Peanuts and thus not the favorite guy in Schulz circles. Edited by Andrew Blauner, this is supposed to land on shelves and in Amazon boxes in 2019.

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.) …

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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 …

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A cover, and a mystery

Seen here is what I think is a nice, grabbing cover for the paperback edition that Amazon is currently listing as (and I swear this is true now, even if it’s no longer true by the time you check) The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 (Vol. 11) (1) (Vol. 11) (The Complete Peanuts). …