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Schulz Bridge cartoons collected

Just out, and available for immediate order, is Bridge Mix, a collection of the bridge-related cartoons from “It’s Only a Game”, Schulz’s single-panel feature from the late 1950s. Who’s the publisher? About Comics. That’s me. To make it clear: if you have the It’s Only a Game collection that I …

General

In the future, all printings will be first printings

As you may know, there have indeed been book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas, starting with the Dale Hale drawn hardcover that was published by the World Press in 1965, when the special first aired. The first printing of that bears the phrase First Printing 1965 on the copyright …

New releases

Complete Peanuts 1983-1984 review

First off, I have to admit that the mid-1980s Peanuts is not, to me, Peanuts at its best.  It’s not a strip of fresh discovery at this point (as it not only was before but also would be again); what new energy is being put into there is focused on …

Discounts

Willie and Joe, after the war

If, like Schulz and Snoopy, you’re a big fan of Bill Mauldin – perhaps if you’re one of the folks who ordered Willie & Joe: The WWII Years when we had the hardcover up at a discount here – then you may want to grab up this deal: Willie & …

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. …

New releases

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 …

New releases

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 …