New releases

The Peanuts comic book – a review

I just got a review PDF of the new Peanuts issue 0, which should hit better comic shops on Wednesday. The cover announces New Stories, which is not the more common announcement of All-New Stories, and that difference is there for a reason, as you’ll see. The contents are: “Carnival …


The way the money falls

That silly annual dead-celebrities-with-the-highest-income list came out this week, and yes, they listed Sparky Schulz again, but to me that list is largely a potent mixture of dubious accuracy and none-of-my-business. But it does set me thinking about how creativity gets rewarded, or doesn’t. Schulz and his family, yes, no …

Animated Peanuts

On the distribution of rocks, and justice

I suppose I should wave a SPOILER WARNING for anyone who has not seen It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which I would estimate to be 0% of my readers. If somehow you have not seen that TV special, do One of the most beloved things in this fine special, …

Animated Peanuts

It’s the IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN night tonight

For those of you in the USA, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs tonight at 8 (in most time zones) on ABC, followed by the abridged version of You’re Not Elected, Tim Pawlenty.


Schulz’s Youth by the case

I’m trying to clear some warehouse space, so… if anyone could use a lot of copies of Schulz’s Youth, the collection of the single panel cartoons that Schulz did for church publications, have I got a deal for you! For $120 (that’s $80 + $40 for shipping), you’ll get 38 …

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Not that Charlie Brown times 2

There’s a section of the reference library dedicated to books that have the name Charlie Brown in the title but are not referring to that Charlie Brown. It’s a very small section, with only two or three books in it. And lately, there’s been a category of AAUGH Blog …

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Blanketing the world

Here’s a Peanuts-related book I’d not noticed before: Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story is the history of the Peanuts-inspired charity that provides security blankets to sick, traumatize, or otherwise in-need children. It’s written by Karen Loucks Rinedollar, founder of the group. If you want the book, click the …

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It IS a book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Remember when I said that the new book A Charlie Brown Christmas coming from Publications International was going to be a songbook and not an adaptation of the classic TV special? Well, I was half right, but half wrong as well — it’s a songbook and and adaptation! Oh frabjuous …

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Lucy Says

Lucy Says, the latest and penultimate in the Wendy’s Kids’ Meal series, is maybe not quite what you’d expect. Now don’t get me wrong – it is indeed 10 pages of Lucy quotes (eight quotes in all), illustrated with pictures of Lucy. However, it’s not the quotes you might first …

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Les trésors, more Snoopy

Snoopy : Les trésors du chien le plus célèbre du monde. I didn’t even know this was coming out, but now it’s not just coming, it’s out! It’s my book The Peanuts Collection, but in French! (But to them, it’s about the Snoopy, not the Peanuts, I suppose.) Now to …