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.

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 …

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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 …