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an award-winning Peanuts book

Peanuts books have won a number of awards over the years; I was there when a Complete Peanuts volume got comicdom’s coveted Eisner Award. Well, they racked up another win this week at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Ben Franklin Awards. The Gold Award in the category of Coffee Table Books …

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Beaglefest – not just an anagram for “Feet Bagels”

The Peanuts Collectors Club has announced that their big gathering, Beaglefest, will take place on July 21 – 24 in Anaheim California, the home to Knott’s Berry Farm and the original Camp Snoopy. The group has various exciting things planned, and to balance that a bit, they’ve also got me coming …

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Nat has Violet tendencies

I’ve been a little light on Peanuts book news lately – there’s some things coming in the mail, but folks aren’t making a lot of new announcements during the holiday season. (Plus, things get hectic here around this time.) But making me happy at the moment is an invite I …

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The author is always the last to know

I was searching the web for reviews of my book The Snoopy Treasures to add to my list of reviews when I stumbled across one from La Casa de El which gave me a key piece of information that I did not already have: there’s a Spanish edition of the book! Los Tesoros de …

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The most unexpected Peanuts book announcement

I swear, I seriously thought about writing this post for April 1st of this year, figuring all would quickly write it off as an April Fool’s announcement, and so I’d be able to tell the truth right in front of everybody and still keep the secret. But I held off, …

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Snoopy Treasures reviews

This is my post for linking and quoting reviews of my book The Snoopy Treasures… and I intend to quote them all (well, not from mass-review sites, like Goodreads or Amazon), both the good and the bad. Only problem is, as of my initial post on Nov 17, I really don’t …

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e-Small World

A couple years back, I reprinted a collection of this odd comic strip which launched in 1952. Small World by Sam Brier handles adult concerns in kids in a different way than Peanuts does, by depicting two kids who are pretending to be adults… or is it adults drawn as …

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Snoopy in Chinese English

Go here for some coverage by CNC World, a China-based English language news channel, of the Snoopy Hollywood Walk Of Fame dedication. Yes, I’m blogging this mainly so that certain people can see my incompetency at trying to hold my book up to the camera (I appear at 2:19). I’m trying to …

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Morning notes

Well, today’s work for me will consist of going to see The Peanuts Movie… and any work day that involves 3-D glasses and a bucket of popcorn is a good one. A few quick notes: One thing I find interesting about those two Scholastic Books Peanuts deals I mentioned the other …

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A whole tweet worth’s of fame!

Amazon just sent out this tweet: Get excited for #PeanutsMovie with some #CharlieBrown history from @NatGertler! https://t.co/1AjZkGAAFrhttps://t.co/RzN5AVWwlD — Amazon Video (@AmazonVideo) November 5, 2015 That is me speaking in a clip from the making-of video for Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown, which Amazon is using to advertise the streaming of the film …