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This fall’s Peanuts titles

The solicitations are now in for Peanuts titles coming in the fall of 2019: volume 12 of the paperback edition of Complete Peanuts, with all the strips from 1973 and 1974 the box set of volumes 11 and 12 of the paperback Complete Peanuts Peanuts Every Sunday, with all the Sundays …

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Ware words

We have an announced date for the Kindle edition of the forthcoming essay books The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication (any title that has two colons in it must be good!), and that’s October 15 of this …

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Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy cover

We now have a cover image for the upcoming book Shoot For The Moon, Snoopy! And I should note the cultural bias of this shot. Why is Snoopy shown right side up and Woodstock down upsidew-down. There is no right-side up in space! This is just anti-bird prejudice!! Also: is that inset …

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Peanuts Poster Book

Coming in September is The Peanuts Poster Book, a poster book with 20 posters of the Peanuts characters. In poster format. Really, I don’t have much else to say at this point. I don’t know the dimensions, I’m dubious about the claims that it’s a “hardcover”. List price is a …

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Howl now, Brown crowd

Someone asked me about the announced-but-not-yet-solicited literary look at Peanuts, The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, which I had previously discussed. I have one little tidbit of further information on it – just the one. That’s that novelist and MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem’s …

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Snoopy moon books

That whole enlarged hookup between Peanuts and the space program is spilling over into kids books next year, with a double release in June. Both Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy! (written by Jason Cooper, drawn by Vicki Scott) and Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! (drawn by Robert Pope) are kids storybooks …

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Peanuts and American Culture

Coming next May is the book Peanuts and American Culture,.Looking at Peanuts  in the context of it’s “Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the …

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Sparky & Spike

Now here’s an odd and potentially delightful one – a children’s storybook based on the early life of Schulz and his dog. Sparky & Spike: Charles Schulz and the Wildest, Smartest Dog Ever is scheduled to come out on my birthday next year (and, of course, preorderable now at the link.) …

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I almost need my security blanket

I coulda swore that I saw this book listed earlier, but then the listing disappeared, and I wondered if it was all an illusion. But it’s back now! Coming next August is a collection from the Boom! Peanuts comics, this one focused on the middle Van Pelt child, Linus! No details …

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A cover, and a mystery

Seen here is what I think is a nice, grabbing cover for the paperback edition that Amazon is currently listing as (and I swear this is true now, even if it’s no longer true by the time you check) The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 (Vol. 11) (1) (Vol. 11) (The Complete Peanuts). …