Howl now, Brown crowd

Someone asked me about the announced-but-not-yet-solicited literary look at Peanuts, The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, which I had previously discussed. I have one little tidbit of further information on it – just the one. That’s that novelist and MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem’s contribution will be a “reworked Allen Ginsburg’s ‘Howl’ using language from Charlie Brown and Snoopy and friends” – information that I found on his blog. And when I clicked the link there about the project to learn more about it, I found that the link took me back to my blog entry on it.

AAUGH.com – a reliable source used by MacArthur Fellows!

(And hey, Jonathan, if you’re looking back here: I think you meant Allen Ginsberg. Unless real estate magnate Alan Ginsburg also wrote something called “Howl”.)

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 …

Upcoming releases
Peanuts Poster Book

Coming in September is The Peanuts Poster Book, a poster book with 20 posters of the Peanuts characters. In poster format. Really, I don’t have much else to say at this point. I don’t know the dimensions, I’m dubious about the claims that it’s a “hardcover”. List price is a …

Upcoming releases
Snoopy moon books

That whole enlarged hookup between Peanuts and the space program is spilling over into kids books next year, with a double release in June. Both Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy! (written by Jason Cooper, drawn by Vicki Scott) and Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! (drawn by Robert Pope) are kids storybooks …