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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 …

Upcoming releases

Snoopy, friends, and one more delightful word

Coming in September is Snoopy and Friends Cupcake Kit, which is showing up on book searches even though the closest thing it has to a book is a recipe card (oh, okay, part of the detail claims a 6 page book, but I have my doubts. Ever try to make …

Upcoming releases

More upcoming covers, and I was right

We now have the covers for the next to books in the series if Be books that recently began: Be Thankful and Be Friends both be shipping September 3rd. And remember a few weeks back when I noted a new book titled A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz …

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Peanuts by Shultz

“Peanuts by Shultz” – if you are like me, that headline made you flinch (also, you wear out your right sneaker much faster than your left, and you’re a little too fond of donuts, but that really doesn’t matter for the subject at hand.) If you’re a Peanuts fan and …

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Free Peanuts on Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is coming up (Saturday, May 4, a mere week-and-a-half away), and really, that’s about my favorite holiday of the year. At plenty of comic shops, you show up, and you get a free comic book… or at some places, a bunch of free comic books. What …

Animated Peanuts

The The is The Wrong Thing

At CinemaCon, Fox already started promoting their 3-D animated Peanuts flick, even though it’s not out for over two and a half years yet. Unfortunately, their little teaser video doesn’t seem to have ended up online, so I cannot tell you how their 3-D image of Charlie Brown looked… but …

Reviews

Be books

I now have received all three of the new Be books. Two of these, Be Brave and Be Kind, are matched books. They’re gift books, small but not miniature, each 72 pages of strong bright white paper. One each spread (and occasionally on a single page) is a command to …

General

Vaguely Peanuts-related bits

Famed rapper Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. as Snoop Doggy Dogg) has changed his moniker (last year; yes, I’m that far behind on my hiphop news) to Snoop Lion. This should prevent any further confusion. Of course, if he wanted to avoid being confused with a cartoon character, he should’ve just kept …

Animated Peanuts

things I should have told you already

The Complete Peanuts volume 19: 1987-1988 is already shipping, and I’m going slowly through my copy before doing a review or summation or whatever it is I do on these things. And the complete set of the Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show on DVD can now be ordered through Amazon, …