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Countdown to Halloween!

When is the right time for a countdown to Halloween? You’d think it would be now, but no… it’s July 20th of next year. That’s when the new Peanuts book Countdown to Halloween! is scheduled for release. The book contains 31 presumably-brief tales, one for each day of October.  This …

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An Amazing Future?

Joe Wos, cartoonist, maze craftsman, and creator of the syndicated feature “MazeToons” (and frequent guest of the Schulz Museum), sent out this image while talking about some unspecified maze collection that will be coming December 2021: Is that a mountain range? The coiled cord of an old telephone handset? A …

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Snoopy Comma Home

Ah well. They fixed the cover for the upcoming release of Snoopy Come Home, and now it’s a reuse of the original Snoopy, Come Home cover. But, well, remember when I talked about the question of what is the name of the film Snoopy Come Home? Here’s the situation again. The picture tells …

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Snoopy Come Home always causes a problem

When I saw that Titan Books was making Snoopy Come Home the next in their series of reprints of the Holt Rinehart and Winston Peanuts books, I was wondering which cover they would go with. Would they go with the original cover, or with the white cover version as with …

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Good Grief, Savage Dragon!

Savage Dragon is a superhero work that is a singular vision – creator Erik Larsen has done 252 issues so far. (There was one issue with a guest creative team as part of an everyone-do-each-other’s-book event at the publisher… but Erik, uncomfortable with that, went back and did a different …

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I put the “facts” in “factsimile”!

Titan Books has announced an April release for a facsimile edition of 1965’s Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown. It’s described as “The 11th Facsimile edition of the original 1960 classic Peanuts paperbacks first published in 1965 featuring 126 Sunday Peanuts newspaper strips from 1962-1965.” I have a couple of things …

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What What Cartooning Really Is really looks like

The intended cover image for What Cartooning Really Is, Fantagraphics upcoming collection of interviews with Schulz, has been updated. It is no longer going to look like this: It is now slated to look like this: By the way, if you ordered this book from Amazon and received a cancellation …

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Here comes the parade!

Finally available for pre-order is The Complete History of Peanuts on Parade: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz: Volume One: The St. Paul Years. This is, in addition to being a book with three colons in its title, a photo-heavy history of the projects where various artists customized Peanuts statues and …

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Happiness is a Warm _______

  Coming out next May (on May 4th, actually, which is Star Wars Day – a fact that is utterly irrelevant in this context) is Happiness Is Having a Friend, which is, we are told, a Peanuts “fill-in book”. What precisely is that? It’s a book that you’re not meant to …

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Dial P for Peanuts

Coming in November to comic shops is the graphic novel Dial P for Peanuts. This is an adaptation of a 2011 play written by a pair of college teachers, and it’s one of those “the Peanuts characters are grown up” type of things that we see more of on stage …