Amazon ups and downs

The good news from Amazon is that the new boxed sets of The Complete Peanuts 1983-1986 can now be ordered; whatever problem was keeping them from releasing sets has obviously been cleared. The bad news is that it looks like one of Amazon’s standard discounts has gone away. Until recently, …

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Now you can have your own small world

A while back, I posted a message about an obscure comic strip called “Small World” (and seem to have confused a few of you, because I thought I’d posted about it earlier but hadn’t.) I was wrestling with the question of whether this odd strip was influenced by Peanuts. I …

Animated Peanuts

All about Vince Guaraldi

Elsewhere, Peanuts animation expert Scott McGuire points out that Derrick Bang (who you may know as the editor of the It’s Only a Game and Li’l Folks collections, the author of 50 Years of Happiness and the co-author of Security Blankets) has put out Vince Guaraldi at the Piano, a …

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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 …

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Peanuts #2 is in stores yesterday

Sorry, dealing with some things here, and I never got around to pointing out that issue 2 of the Peanuts comic book hit the comic shops yesterday. I don’t yet have one on hand to review. To make up for that, let me note the Peanuts thing that is making …

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More Hallmark editions

I stopped by the local Hallmark store today to check on a couple things, and noticed that they had a Hallmark edition of Snoopy Loves to Doodle, that it was a separate edition was quite immediately apparent, because unlike the blue cover of the standard edition which you see here, …

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Getting Hogan’s Alley

That new issue of Hogan’s Alley, which includes my look at Harriett Glickman and the creation of Franklin, is now available for order direct from the publisher – if you go here you’ll find it in the lower right corner of the grid of covers.

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Easter Boogle beak… er, Easter Beakle boog… er, Baster Bagel eek

The new book adaptation of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is now shipping.

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Peanuts 1 in stores today

The first issue of the new Peanuts comic book hits comic shops in North America today, so use the Comic Shop Locator to find a store near you, and call ahead to see if they’re carrying this book (not every store will). And if you’re lucky, you may be able …

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Peanuts calendars

As you continue to do your gift shopping, perhaps you should think about the many differnt kinds of Peanuts calendars available for 2012; what better way to tell someone that their days are numbered? you love them? Weekly Planner Calendar Calendar for your Kindle Mini Day-to-Day Calendar Moleskin 12 Month Limited …