Comic book Peanuts

Tributing Peanuts

I just finished reading Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, and if I ever get called on to create material for a tribute book, I think I’ll start by reading this volume again. That’s because it contains a variety of takes of what it means to be doing a tribute. …

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Snoopy!: Contact

There’s a saying that I lean on from time to time, generally when talking about sex or pizza, that “you have to have some really bad ____ for it to be worse than not having it at all.” The same concepts holds true for Peanuts strip collections. You know I like …

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Snoopy basics

Just added to the AAUGH.com Reference Library are four newly shipping board books: Snoopy’s Book of . . . Colors covering the range of the rainbow. Well, plus white and black. Snoopy’s Book of . . . Shapes with circle, stripe, and even rhombus, which I think is a shape they invented …

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Scamp Snoopy

Today’s dive into the “not THAT Snoopy” pile is the Kindle e-book for Scamp Snoopy (The Hooded Rodentia). This Snoopy is a black and white critter, but a rat rather than a beagle. Apparently, this is the true story of one of a pet belonging to the author, one Lolita Patricia …

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Only What’s Necessary

The sensibility of Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, the new book from designer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear, will seem very familiar to folks who bought Kidd’s earlier Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz. It displays Peanuts work not as it was meant to …

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Unwrapping 2: Unwrapped to the Extreme!

Following up on yesterday’s post, I’m now finishing up the unwrapping of the new Hallmark book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas and getting down to its chewy nougat center, the book itself. Peeling off the shrinkwrap, we find two copies of a book that looks a lot like 2011’s Recordable …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping

I ordered this year’s Hallmark edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas from their website. They offer free shipping if you’re going to pick it up at your local Hallmark store. The shopcalled me today, and I headed over to pick it up. The counter lady had to go in the back to …

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Lose the Blanket, Linus

The new Simon Spotlight kiddie book Lose the Blanket, Linus! takes the storyline where Lucy swipes and buries Linus’s blanket in an attempt to break him from the habit, and adapts it into a text (by Tina Gallo) and pictures (by my pal Robert Pope) storybook. And they make a reasonable effort, …

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Where Beagles are Available

The new Snoopy graphic novel Where Beagles Dare! is available at better comic book shops (which is where I grabbed mine), and here at BN.com, but at the moment it is not available from Amazon. Why? I don’t know. But the BN.com listing still carries this summary: Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, like …

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You’re Adjective, Charlie Color!

Among the recent rush of Peanuts books is Peanuts Mad Libs. For the few of you who don’t know the Mad Libs books, this is a game where one player gets the other player to give them a list of words of various types (“give me an adjective, a verb ending …