Upcoming releases

Cover: A Valentine for Lydia

Valentine’s Day is coming up… eventually. And well before that, you’ll be able to lay your hands on A Valentine for Linus, the new kids storybook. We now have the cover, and if you click through on the title in the previous sentence, you’ll go to Amazon where they also have …

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Cover: Lucy – SPEAK OUT

Here’s the cover for Lucy: Speak Out, an upcoming color strip reprint from the Peanuts For Kids series.

New releases

Review: Snoopy’s Christmas Surprise

The just-released kids storybook, Snoopy’s Christmas Surprise, is one of the lesser of writer Jason Cooper’s efforts on the characters, at least for my tastes (but admittedly, this book is not aimed at those of us in the double-digits of years, which I most definitely am.) The story – Snoopy …

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Cover: For The Love of Peanuts

We now have a cover for For The Love of Peanuts, next years coffee table tome of other artists interpreting Schulz’s characters. It’s got the look of being done with a very basic vector drawing program, a digital primitive take, if you will.  Anyway, the book can be preordered now, locking …

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A second look

Now that I have a copy of the new Look and Find: Peanuts, I can confirm that it is just a smaller-dimension reprint of 2011’s Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Look and Find. There actually have been some very minor changes made on one of the spreads, but I leave it to the …

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Happy Thanksgiving Snoopy, and the rules

I just received the new storybook for children, Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy. Adapted by Jason Cooper with art by Scott Jerald, it tells a tale of the year when everyone’s normal Thanksgiving plans fall apart, so the kids end up spending the holiday together with a non-traditional meal… it’s not an …

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Review: Peanuts Cross-Stitch

The embroidery craft of cross-stitch is inherently a low-resolution one. Putting an X of thread around a weave intersection of aida cloth creates a single pixel, and one by one you build up your grid of pixels, generally with a handful of threads giving you a limited color pallet. As …

Comic book Peanuts

The end of a Peanuts run

I’ve got in my hands volume 10 of the KaBoom! Peanuts trade paperback series, which means that set is now complete; they’ve reprinted all of the issues of the KaBoom Peanuts comic book. This one reprints just two issues: issue 32 of volume 2 of the main series, plus the …

Animated Peanuts

WildBrain, an animation studio owned by Peanuts Worldwide co-owner DHX, has started posting some new short animations on YouTube – two so far. Here’s one on Franklin teaching Charlie Brown football. (If you’re getting the blog via email, you may need to click through on the title of this blog …

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Sneaky Little Beagle review

The Sneaky Little Beagle, a new color storybook from Hallmark, is more a book to read to someone than it is to read to yourself. For one thing, it’s better out loud; the book is set to the tune of the song “Itsy Bitsy Spider”. And for another, the book …