Nat news

Maybe it’s the AAUGH Bloglefest

If you were going to the Peanuts Collectors Club annual Beaglefest this year (and you should; I am told people have quite a good time at them) and if you were going to see me give a talk there (which I hope you would, if you were there, and if …

Upcoming releases

from the vaguely-Peanuts-related column

Coming in October is Quilt It with Love: The Project Linus Story: 20+ Quilt Patterns & Stories to Warm Your Heart, a paperback book from the President and Vice President of the Peanuts-inspired charity that provides security blankets. And even if you preorder it now for a healthy discount, part …

New releases

My name in French is exactly the same

I just received a copy of Snoopy : Les trésors du chien le plus célèbre du monde, sent to me from the British branch of Amazon. This is the French translation of my book The Peanuts Collection; it always amused me to have books which I’ve written, but cannot read. …

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Peanuts issue 3

The third issue of Kaboom’s Peanuts comic book hits comic shops on Wednesday, but I managed to grab up an early copy at Wondercon, the normally-in-the-San-Francisco-area comic book convention that was in Anaheim this past weekend. (I managed to pass up buying one of the rare #3 covers for $10, …

Franklin

Franklin on the front

In email exchanges with some folks, I’ve noted how Franklin, who up until now hadn’t gotten on the front cover of any books unless there were a fair number of other characters, is suddenly getting solo treatment. He’s on the cover of the newest Complete Peanuts volume: And he’s on …

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Review: Snoopy THE Flying Ace

So I’m working my way through my review copy of The Complete Peanuts 1983-1984 (which I’d hoped to review before Amazon had it in stock, but too late, they’ve got ’em), but other things keep arriving, whispering to me “I’m shorter! Review me first!” Towards that end, today’s delivery brought …

General

RIP Don Markstein

My pal Mark Evanier is letting people know that Don Markstein has passed away. I’ve known Don online for decades now. He’s the sort of guy who wanted to know everything about comics and cartoon culture, and to share what he knew. Toward that end, he started the site now …

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Peanuts and Astrology

The new book Peanuts & Astrology is, well, largely what you’d think it is from the title. Author Stefano Rubino has identified one Peanuts character whose attributes matches the supposed attributes for each sign of the zodiac, and  discusses the character in terms of the attributes… or, more accurately, discusses …

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Upcoming Peanuts book news and notes

While yesterday’s announcement of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking was certainly my favorite Peanuts book news of the year (forgive a proud papa), there’s other bits of news and notes popping up. The Complete Peanuts volume 18 and the boxed set of 17& 18 are now available for preorder. The Charlie …

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Nat’s new Peanuts Christmas book

Coming in November is a book with genuine Charles Schulz Peanuts Christmas stories that most of you have never read before. Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking is a book that I’m putting together to be published by Fantagraphics, the folks who publish The Complete Peanuts. It features two Christmas stories that …