Now shipping

Finally easily available!

Last year, I mentioned that with my publisher hat on, I had two books of Schulz cartoons out that you couldn’t order through Amazon or anywhere else easily, because of contractual provisions. However, examining the contracts, I now realize that I can release them under a different provision… so now …

Animated Peanuts

the latest animated Peanuts

It’s starting to seem like a long time since Happiness is a Warm Blanket, and a long time until the new Peanuts feature film, but if you need something to tide you over, well, go pop some popcorn, gather the family around, turn down all the lights, cancel the newspaper, …

Upcoming releases

Getting all academic on Schulz

Here’s an upcoming book about Schulz that is so far from imminent, they’re still rounding up folks to write it. The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life is planned as a volume in a series “Critical Approaches to Comics Artists”, and is expected to contain various …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Peanuts meet Iron Man

For those of you who wondered “is the new season  of Arrested Development going to have Peanuts references, as they did during the first two and half seasons of the show years ago?”, the answer is yes, as of the very first new episode. (And for those of you who …

Upcoming releases

Cowabunga dagnabbit!

The good news is that Andrews & McMeel is getting back into the Peanuts book business, starting a line of strip reprints aimed at middle schoolers. The bad news – and it’s only bad news for one person (me) – is that their first book uses as a cover image …

General

Snoopy is always in fashion

For those who like their Peanuts gear to go beyond the t-shirt level, here’s a UK designer offering a licensed Peanuts line. I can’t say that their modeling particularly enhances the appeal of the clothes, but then I’m not the target market for a $500 sequined dress. (That’s my story, …

Uncategorized

Behind the Candelabra, In Front of the Fence

With HBO showing their new Liberace biopic, I thought I’d take note of a reference to that popular piano player in Peanuts. This image comes not from the strip, but from the comic books… specifically, issue 147 of Nancy, which has a 4 page Peanuts story. You might be momentarily …

Schulz/Peanuts news

The Filth returns

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and didn’t get to see the grown-up unauthorized parody Peanuts characters in Absolutely Filthy before it closed, you’ve got another chance. Next month will see five performances as part of the Hollywood Fringe festival. Apparently they’ve trimmed the show a mite. Info and …

Uncategorized

the Star Trek/Peanuts links

With a new Star Trek film about to come out, I’ve been thinking about the links between Peanuts and  Trek… and I don’t mean just the interesting moment at which Schulz referenced Star Trek in the strip.   There are people links as well – cartoonist Dale Hale, who crafted …

Upcoming releases

The Beagle Has Landed, Charlie Brown

There’s another all-new Peanuts graphic novel heading our way this fall. From the same folks who did It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown comes The Beagle Has Landed, Charlie Brown!, a 96-page space travel-themed graphic novel in which Snoopy, the World Famous Astronaut, has to struggle not just with a planned trip …