For the Love of Peanuts

Upcoming releases

When I went to the Peanuts pop-up store outside of the San Diego Con (as opposed to the Peanuts booth inside the convention), what I was really hoping to find was… well, this thing that it turns out is going to exist, but not until next April. For the Love of Peanuts: Contemporary Artists Reimagine the Iconic Characters of Charles M. Schulz is a coffee table tome collecting the interpretive art that the (officially approved) Peanuts Global Artist Collective has been generating. The author is listed as Elizabeth Anne Hartman, who writes for the Wall Street Journal.  The book lists for $40, and is available for pre-order (which, remember, will look in any discount that appears between when you order it and when it ships.)

And for those keeping track: yes, you have seen the title For the Love of Peanuts before; it was the title of one of the Fawcett Crest strip collections.

Upcoming releases
Peanuts and American Culture

Coming next May is the book Peanuts and American Culture,.Looking at Peanuts  in the context of it’s “Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the …

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.) …

Upcoming releases
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 …