Sparky & Spike

Upcoming releases

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.) The dog in question, oft cited as the inspiration for Snoopy, and is the dog that Schulz helped chronicle in his first published work: the drawing for Ripley’s Believe It or Not. I’m looking forward to seeing this’n.

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 …

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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). …

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Cover: A Valentine for Lydia

Valentine’s Day is coming up… eventually. And well before that, you’ll be able to lay your hands on A Valentine for Linus, the new kids storybook. We now have the cover, and if you click through on the title in the previous sentence, you’ll go to Amazon where they also have …