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New releases

I’ve been saying that the Andews McMeel Peanuts strip collections for kids were a pretty good deal, with paperbacks like Snoopy: Cowabunga and Charlie Brown and Friends with list prices of about ten bucks a pop.

Then today I find this at Costco…. a book which as of now I cannot find from any other source. Peanuts: The Gang’s All Here has almost the full content of both the books I mention above, lots and lots of in-color strips, in hardcover…. for $10.49. Bargain!

It even has the (frankly weak) flip animation and the text features of the original versions. The one thing that this version is lacking? The posters of the covers that are in the back of the paperbacks.

(Costco, for those who don’t know, is a membership-based warehouse store chain. They do sell some things online, but only to members… and this book is not currently listed.)

New releases
Peanuts: Scent book review

Korean publisher… no, wait, not generally… Korean scent-products manufacturer, put out a pair of volumes titled Peanuts: You Are a Loving Person and Your Life will be Filled with Scent, volumes 1 and 2. These were available through Nordstrom’s in the US, although I only latched on to that fact in time …

New releases
Review: The Peanuts Papers

It has taken me along time to work my way through the essay collection The Peanuts Papers. Life has been rather full. Some major personal things are going down; as a publisher I’ve put out two books this month alone (this week, a reprint of a Sergio Aragonés book that’s been …

Classic finds
Tom Everhart books

I was lucky enough to find out with little warning the Tom Everhart, who has been doing fine-art paintings using Peanuts imagery for over thirty years now, was talking at a local small museum (small enough that it takes up a store space at the local mall. I’ve never met …