Bunch of book notes

Coming in August are two more books in the Running Press Kids inspirational “Be” series, Be Thankful and Be Friends. Now shipping are the pink-covered edition of Love Is Walking Hand In Hand and the audio-button edition of It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown. And at the moment, remaindered copies …

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Schulz books you can’t get ANYWHERE else

With my publisher hat on, I’m in a bit of a conundrum. Without going into the details of the contract, I’ve got two books that I have the right to publish, but that I really don’t have the clear right to sell through the usual means… I can only really …

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There is no such thing as too many Peanuts books

This is the time that bookstores are stocking up for the Christmas season, so some Peanuts books hitting the shelves should come as little surprise… but three unrelated Peanuts books shipping in the same week from Amazon is quite a rate. In addition to the availability of It’s Tokyo, Charlie …

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maybe we should’ve called it Thanksgiving Stocking

Amazon has Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking in stock a couple weeks earlier than planned. If you get one, let me know what you think!

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Tokyo is now here

It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown is now shipping. While you wait for the copy you ordered to arrive, here are the first few pages. If you haven’t already ordered a copy, of course, we will still let you….


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 …