Back the new Peanuts on Parade Kickstarter, attempt 2

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As those who memorize the blog or the podcast know, William Johnson has spent years gathering materials for a pair of books depicting all of the decorated statues of Peanuts characters that were generated during the annual events in St Paul and Santa Rosa. Not so long ago, he had a big ol’ Kickstarter campaign to raise money for publishing those two books… and it fell short, didn’t raise the money. (If you know Kickstarter, you’ll know that if you don’t have enough pledged to cover your primary goal, you don’t get any money and nobody gets charged for their pledge.)

Well, he learned from that and is trying again – with a much more modest goal that, with several days left to go in the campaign, he is well on his way to meeting. So what should you do? Go to his Kickstarter page, watch the video, and if you like what you see… pledge some money. Kick in $40 (plus shipping costs), and when volume 1 comes out, you get a signed copy. If you’re feeling generous, there are higher levels of pledging that will get your generosity acknowledge and help make sure that both volumes see the light of day. I just saw that he only needs 13 more Peanuts fans pledging that $40 to make his minimum, and that’s an unlucky number I’m told, so I just kicked in my $40 to bring it on down to twelve. And if by the time you see this he has already met his minimum… pledge anyway. Every bit helps the project.

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Upcoming books of Schulz interviews and Sundays

Coming from Fantagraphics in October is “What Cartooning Really Is”: The Major Interviews with Charles Schulz. This offers up four interviews with Sparky, conducted by Fantagraphics head Gary Groth, film critic Leonard Maltin, novelist Laurie Colwin, and comics historian Rick Marschall. For those with a hefty Peanuts research bookshelf, the …

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The new Only Necessary cover

AAUGH Blog reader Asher kindly pointed out that I had messed up including a link to my review of the previous edition of the Chip Kidd book Only What’s Necessary, so I’ve fixed that post, and here’s the link again! Meanwhile, we now have a front cover image for the …

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Not just a Peanuts book, THE Peanuts Book

Coming out this fall for the 70th anniversary of Peanuts is a 200 page hardcover that is titled simply The Peanuts Book. (There is a chance that I will have a very minor involvement in this book, so out of caution, I’m raising the ethics flag and just running the …