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Last year’s holidays still available

Here’s a book that actually came out last year, but escaped my notice until now, because it’s not available through the usual sources. Peanuts Holidays Through the Year is a hardcover collection of five of the Little Simon book adaptations of Peanuts holiday TV specials (the Great Pumpkin, A CB …

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Schulz’s Youth in stores Wednesday

The copies of Schulz’s Youth have finally left the warehouse and are currently zooming their way to comic shops, where they should land on shelves on Wednesday the 20th. Sorry for the delay, but there was a stupid little printer error which left one number wrong on the bar code, …

Classic finds

The Slightly Glimpsed Peanuts

Having read through my copy of Unseen Peanuts (being given out for free on Free Comic Book Day next Saturday — yes, my elves have secured me a copy already), I should note that in addition to having about 150 strips that were not in US reprint books until the …

Classic finds

Monsieur Schulz

After wanting a copy for a while, I’ve just added Monsieur Schulz et ses Peanuts, a commentary book about Peanuts by Marion Vidal. What makes this discussion of the strip interesting is that rather than being illustrated with examples of the strip itself, it’s filled with parodies and tribute drawings …

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Pigpen in the spotlight

Grrrrrr… I just wrote a write-up of the new book The Dirt on Pigpen, only to have my computer eat it. I’m not going to try to recreate it word-for-word. So let me sum up: Pigpen is more a concept than a character, and the strips are more about how …

Classic finds

Half-Life

Here in the US (well, here to me; not all of you blog readers are “here” !), we have The Peanuts Guide to Life, a 128 page book of philosophy pulled from the strips (which I reviewed.) It turns out that in England, they have twice the book, each only …

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Ornamental Peanuts

Here’s a book that came out last year but I didn’t notice, because it’s not available through the usual sources: Peanuts Collectible Ornaments. It is (apparently, as I don’t actually have a copy yet) a picture-laden guide to all those odd objects that suddenly seem to clog the trees when …

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Peanuts with a quilty look

I’ve made some additions to the AAUGH.com reference library. The least interesting of these is Just Fore Laughs, a collection of various (generally lackluster humorwise and occasionally poorly reproduced) golf-oriented comic strips, including a few Peanuts strips. The middlest interesting one is The Peanuts Guide to School Days, which is …

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Why you really want a Peanuts calendar…

Usually, I don’t pay that much attention to Peanuts calendars, but someone on the alt.comics.peanuts newsgroup pointed out something that explained why I should be paying attention this year. The Peanuts Day-by-Day Calendar for 2007. Each day of the calendar reprints the strip from the same date in 1990…. which …

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Unexpected big thick Peanuts books

In Costco today, I discovered some new Peanuts books that I’d not heard of, and can find no reference to elsewhere. I’m not sure all of where these are available – at Costco, obviously, but it wouldn’t surprise me if other big-box stores (such as Sam’s Club) have them, or …