A whole lotta Linus going on?

I’ve now received Peanuts Vol. 9, the latest (but not the last) in the books collecting the KaBOOM! Peanuts comic book stories.

The cover… well, I really like many of the KaBOOM! covers as art pieces. This one, which stylistically matches previous covers with other characters, is an interesting Linus piece. But in general, I tend to prefer covers that in some way reflect what’s inside. This gloriously Linus-y cover is for a volume reprinting 7 stories, of which Linus appears in two… and in one of those, it’s only for a page. (The other, the final story, he appears on five pages of.) Were I someone who was choosing this over other Peanuts books because it had a Linus cover, I’d be disappointed.

But, of course, I am not that guy. I’m going to grab it no matter what.

Classic finds
That Ketcham/Schulz Golf Journal cover

I get emails from time to time which boil down to “can you tell your readers about my eBay auction of Peanuts stuff”, and it is my policy to ignore them. I’m making an exception in this case for a very specific reason. When I posted a couple years ago …

New releases
A one-hour book

I finally picked up my copy of Peanuts 5-Minute Stories, an anthology of a dozen previously-published stories for children. Some of them are culled from the square storybooks that Simon Spotlight has been issuing, others from board books. All of them had to be re laid out to some degree to …

New releases
Nice to Meet You, FRANKLIN!

I now have a copy of the new storybook Nice to Meet You, FRANKLIN!, in which Tina Gallo and Robert Pope retell the first two Franklin storylines from the strip – Franklin finds Charlie Brown’s lost beach ball on the beach, and then Franklin comes to Charlie Brown’s neighborhood and gets …