Sally goes to space!

Upcoming releases

We’ve got some more storybooks coming up at the end of the year and the start of next.

Probably the most intriguing title is December’s Space Traveler Sally Brown. Sally is writing a report about another famous Sally, Sally Ride, the US’s first female in space (because Alice Kramden never did make it to the moon, despite threats.) And young miss Brown decides that the proper form of research is to go in space herself. There’s also… and yes, the solicitation does use this term… some “nonfiction facts” about female astronauts in the back. Text by Ximena Hastings, art by Scott Jeralds.

After that, also up is It’s Springtime, Snoopy!, which is reusing a title of a 1984 book, but is a new board book by Tina Gallo and Scott Jeralds. The solicitation promises that the book will be “super chubby”! (But hey, I’m feeling the lockdown pounds myself.)

There’s also a boxed set of previously-issued board books, with Celebrate You!, Do Your Happy Dance!, and Be Kind, Be Brave, Be You! all in one case.

Upcoming releases
I put the “facts” in “factsimile”!

Titan Books has announced an April release for a facsimile edition of 1965’s Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown. It’s described as “The 11th Facsimile edition of the original 1960 classic Peanuts paperbacks first published in 1965 featuring 126 Sunday Peanuts newspaper strips from 1962-1965.” I have a couple of things …

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┬áThe 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 …