Not a cook book, a cookbook

Upcoming releases

Coming in September is Peanuts Lunch Bag Cookbook. Now, you may think that you have this already, as an item from the 1970s, but noooo, that was Peanuts Lunch Bag Cook Book, an entirely different thing, just count the words.

Oh, okay, the concepts are much the same, recipe books accompanied by Peanuts strips. The new book is coming from Weldon Owen, a publisher that has done a couple of attractive Peanuts cooking books in recent years.

But it’s a new batch of recipes, and more of them, and additional illustrations. Charlie Brown’s Lonesome Peanut Butter and Jelly Pockets, Snoopy’s Flying Ace Pizza, Lucy’s Crabby Avocado Toasts, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Bread, Cool-as-Cucumber Soup, Caesar’s “Romaine Empire” Salad, Tuna-is-a-Fish Sandwich, Spike’s North-of-the-Border Taco Salad, and many more, over 50 in all.

The book ships in September, and is available for preorder.

Upcoming releases
What What Cartooning Really Is really looks like

The intended cover image for What Cartooning Really Is, Fantagraphics upcoming collection of interviews with Schulz, has been updated. It is no longer going to look like this: It is now slated to look like this: By the way, if you ordered this book from Amazon and received a cancellation …

Here comes the parade!

Finally available for pre-order is The Complete History of Peanuts on Parade: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz: Volume One: The St. Paul Years. This is, in addition to being a book with three colons in its title, a photo-heavy history of the projects where various artists customized Peanuts statues and …

Upcoming releases
Happiness is a Warm _______

  Coming out next May (on May 4th, actually, which is Star Wars Day – a fact that is utterly irrelevant in this context) is Happiness Is Having a Friend, which is, we are told, a Peanuts “fill-in book”. What precisely is that? It’s a book that you’re not meant to …