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Complete Peanuts covers

Here’s the image of this year’s Complete Peanuts boxed set: And here’s the cover for this fall’s volume 20: Note the reveal: the introduction will be by Lemony Snicket. Who is a fictional character (but hey, Snoopy wrote an intro or two in his day), and who nonetheless authored The …

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The Forewritten Foreword

A quick note on the already-printed, soon-to-be-released The Complete Peanuts: 1987-1988: This volume boasts a foreword by Garry Trudeau, creator of “Doonesbury”. It is a very fine piece of writing. However, on the off chance that you’re buying this volume primarily for the foreword, you should know that it’s not …

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Multicultural Peanuts

So perhaps you thought the original graphic novel It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown! sounded like a good idea, but realized that if you read it in English, it wouldn’t really capture the feel of being in a foreign land. Well, there’s good news for you! You can now preorder Nos Vamos …

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Now shipping, Peanuts volume 2

Now shipping, Peanuts Volume 2, which collects issues 1 through 4 of the second run of the current Peanuts comic books. As I type this, Amazon has the book for $7.90, which means that it costs less than the cover price of two issues. The cover you see on Amazon …

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This fall’s preorders

Now available for preorder are The Complete Peanuts volume 20, the boxed set of volumes 19 and 20, and the first volume of Peanuts Every Sunday, the larger color collections of just the Sunday strips. As always, I encourage ordering as soon as possible; Amazon’s preorder price guarantee promises that …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Make your house a museum

The Schulz Museum is selling off some interesting items, including display placards from past shows, as their It’s the Great Sale!.

Classic finds

Peanuts, Quentin Tarantino style

This genuine, official Peanuts strip may be the funniest one I’ve ever found in any Peanuts book: As you probably figured out part-way through, this is not an official English language strip; this is the Swedish translation. I wrote about it in the then-AAUGH newsletter , when I’d just gotten …

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Li’l Abner versus Li’l Folks

This invterview about a just-released biography of Li’l Abner creator Al Capp (and when one says a “warts and all” biography of Capp, believe me that “warts” is putting it nicely) includes as illustration three Abner Sunday strips from 1968 which I’d not seen before, in which Capp attempts to …

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minor correction

In an earlier message, I said I’d have two stories in the upcoming Peanuts issue 8, which may not be true; I somehow had placed the story I’ve written for issue 7 into issue 8. I’ll have one story in 7 (three pages of Schroeder and Lucy), at least one …

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Peanuts comic book issue 6

Usually, the Peanuts preview has a portion of a story… but instead you get a whole short tale here! You can buy the full issue in your favorite comic book store starting tomorrow. (Click on each page to enlarge.) By the way, that story is penciled by the talented Vicki …