Ware words

We have an announced date for the Kindle edition of the forthcoming essay books The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication (any title that has two colons in it must be good!), and that’s October 15 of this year, so I reckon that the print edition will be dated similarly. The description there gives us one more name that we didn’t already have in the previous announcement: cartoonist Chris Ware, acclaimed creator of Acme Novelty Library. (Oh, and also of Floyd Farland, Citizen of the Future, but that’s the obscure piece for those of us who were buying comics back when no one knew who Chris was.)

Animated Peanuts
It’s the Pop-up Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

In a few days, Hallmark is releasing another book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This is one of the times that they try to give you a surprise of one pop-up in a book that’s not advertised as a pop-up… but, since it credits pop-up artist Brian …

Upcoming releases
Space Snoopy Happy Meals are coming

Judging by this graphic on HappyMeal.com, it looks like we’ll be getting the NASA Snoopy Happy Meals later this month… and word has it that the US version will have the two books that were already released in Britain. Choose the apple slices. It’s healthier.

Animated Peanuts
I see it as a very expensive book with lots of extras

Coming in October is the book Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown. Now, I’m not sure exactly what is inside this book – could there be an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas somewhere in there, given that the words A Special Peanuts Holiday Collection appear on the cover? – but I do …