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 hardback this August.

This book gains both based on its relative depth (it’s aimed at the middle-school crowd rather than the grade school reader of so many series biographies) and its original research. This isn’t something that was just culled from Wikipedia, Shulman talked to people, got new bits – nothing that would shock the serious student of Schulz, but the result is a work that won’t make the reader feel like they’re wasting their time.

Upcoming releases
This fall’s Peanuts titles

The solicitations are now in for Peanuts titles coming in the fall of 2019: volume 12 of the paperback edition of Complete Peanuts, with all the strips from 1973 and 1974 the box set of volumes 11 and 12 of the paperback Complete Peanuts Peanuts Every Sunday, with all the Sundays …

Upcoming releases
Ware words

We have an announced date for the Kindle edition of the forthcoming essay books The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication (any title that has two colons in it must be good!), and that’s October 15 of this …

Upcoming releases
Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy cover

We now have a cover image for the upcoming book Shoot For The Moon, Snoopy! And I should note the cultural bias of this shot. Why is Snoopy shown right side up and Woodstock down upsidew-down. There is no right-side up in space! This is just anti-bird prejudice!! Also: is that inset …