New releases

Sparky’s Folks

A new book on Schulz and Peanuts has snuck out in an unusual means. Sparky’s Folks, Dan Shanahan’s reflections on Schulz, Peanuts, and the nature of humor in general, has been published by Czech publisher Togga… and yes, the book is in English. This small, 115 page volume comes across …

Classic finds

Schulz’s other It’s Only A Game

One of the fun things that I get to do here from time to time is to sort out different Schulz books which have the same title, when some publisher either didn’t know or didn’t care that that particular book name had been used before. And now, at this late …


Mickey Mouse invades for a great deal

I know we’ve got a lot of general comics fans out there, and this one is too good to pass up: for some reason the first hardcover volume in the reprints of Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse is just $5.08 at the moment, quite a discount off of $29.99 list. I’m …

Schulz/Peanuts news

More Peanuts in Space

In The Peanuts Collection, I discussed various ways in which the Peanuts characters have been in space, such as the Snoopy and Charlie Brown modules, and the packets of Silver Snoopy pins that have been sent on each mission. But there’s one way which I missed. On today’s broadcast of …

Upcoming releases

Binary tons of digital Peanuts books

As I’ve mentioned here earlier, a number of Peanuts books have been showing up in digital formats. One of my elves has just slipped me the entire plan for books being released through iVerse for the rest of the year, readable on your iPad and similar devices. Each month brings …


The K Chronicles on the Impact of Peanuts books

Keith Knight does a nice cartoon about the effect of Peanuts books in his household.


Straight to you from Snoopy Sounds Records! …

Some of Ridge Room’s cool Peanuts design work, this for some Japanese bedsheets. I want these records!

Animated Peanuts

New Peanuts animation coming… somewhere

AAUGH Blog reader Fred points out that word is going ’round that a Japanese animation studio called Madhouse has been cleared to produce new Peanuts animation, and that they already have a short out… somewhere. (Really – they say “The short is released somewhere in Tokyo. If you’re interested, please …



For some reason, this cover for a Czech collection is making me happy at the moment. Often, the limited-color foreign covers look quite charming. Sure would like to get this one for the Reference Library!  

Upcoming releases

Battling adaptations

Now that we can see the cover for the upcoming book It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: With Sound and Music, it’s clear that they’re doing something which I thought they might. Is this book the general market version of Hallmark’s recent sound button book of the same special? Well, …