Pretty Japanese Peanuts book

New releases

I hadn’t checked out the Japanese books in a while, and I’ll probably be doing a post soon on the cool covers I’ve found since my last stab at that, but… look at these! This is Snoopy Travel The World, a “healing scratch art” book, and I think what it is is that you see a white-on-black printed page, and you scratch away at the white to reveal the color underneath, and the pages that are shown as full of color without lines are the full page that is under the lined layer, and you’re really not supposed to see that all, but all of it is so lovely! Anyway, if these sample pages catch your eye (click to enlarge), head on over to the book’s listing at the Japanese Amazon site, click on the cover, and look through the rest of ’em!

New releases
Space Snoopy

Folks are bopping around article links to a statement that “Snoopy”, the module from Apollo X that was discarded into space, may have been located by investigators who were looking for it (which makes them, I suppose, both searchers and researchers, much like some folks are simultaneously tired and retired.) …

Classic finds
The AAUGH Blogger gets a pile of books

On one day last week, I received two shipments of used Peanuts books, eBay lots, with seven books total between them. Four of these were duplicates of books that I already have, but that’s the way things go when you buy an eBay lot. But getting these books as a …

Classic finds
Collecting Peanuts books is educational

It wasn’t until today, when I finally get a book that I’ve been wanting for over a decade, the one missing book in my set of traced-and-translated-into-Polish Peanuts strips published in the mid-1980s, that I was aware of this historic fact: Communist-era Poland, while bereft of many things, did in …