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Peanuts Cross-Stitch cover

Here is the cover for the upcoming Peanuts Cross-Stitch book, slated to ship in August. The book description says that it has “more than 15 stitchable designs”; the cover tells you that the number is 16, which is indeed more than 15. So if you want to make Peanuts characters in …

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Peanuts Munch Time Cook Book

Coming in October is either The Peanuts Munch Time Cook Book (if you believe the cover image) or The Peanuts Munchtime Cookbook (if you believe the Amazon text.) Spacing matters, folks! This is yet another entry in the grand history of Peanuts cookbooks, with recipes named after the characters… but …

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Love is Walking in a Circle

We’ve got the cover image for the rerelease of Love is Walking Hand in Hand coming later this year. This keeps the same central image of the original release and its general circular structure, but changes how the title is presented in the outer ring and gives us a hypnotic weave …

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Charlie Brown Christmas wooden collectible set

So we’ve got an image of the A Charlie Brown Christmas wooden collectible set, which ships later this year. As we can see, it’s some printed-onto-wood character images with a little backdrop. All the art is take from the Tom Brannon-illustrated adaptation book. This comes with a 32 page booklet …

Comic book Peanuts

a new Peanuts graphic novel

Now here’s one that I didn’t see coming. With KaBOOM having gotten back into the business of reprinting the Peanuts comic book material, I was wondering if they would do something new, and they are… kinda. They’ve announced a graphic novelization of an existing story – specifically, the film Race …

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Nun cartoons

This is a non-Peanuts post, but I’ve been working on a project which has some overlap in interest, so I thought I’d bring it up. A little while ago, I posted a 1950s cartoon with a nun teaching some native Americans, one of whom was dressed akin to Charlie Brown, …

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Boogie Down

Here’s the cover for the upcoming Peanuts For Kids strip reprint Snoopy: Boogie Down. Because the kids, they’re all about disco! Saturday Night Fever forever! Coming on October.

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On-air interview

I was interviewed by Ken Gale for WBAI’s Hour Of The Wolf (which is actually two hours, wolves must be bad at telling time) last night. We did touch on Schulz, although largely it was a wider-ranging talk on my publishing efforts. You can find it in the WBAI Radio Archives (but …

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It’s Happiness time again

Happiness is a Warm Puppy, the classic Peanuts gift book, seems to resurface fairly regularly.  Coming around Christmastime – in fact, listed as shipping the day before Christmas, and thus to late to actually get it by Christmas – is an edition from yet another publisher. This time, it’s coming …

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Spike was a secret Trekkie because of… MURDER!

Dadgummit, I was so proud of my theory why those two July 1978 strips were originally drawn with Spike watching Hogan’s Heroes, yet were edited and run in newspapers with Spike watching Star Trek instead. The dates! The companies! It all fit together!!! But sometimes Occam whips out his razor …