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The Gang’s going soft!

In October, I told you about a hardcover book that appeared to be a Costco exclusive, collecting two of the AMP kid-aimed strip reprint books, Snoopy: Cowabunga! and Charlie Brown and Friends. Now it looks like those of you who are not Costco members will get a shot at this book as …

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Upcoming books of Schulz interviews and Sundays

Coming from Fantagraphics in October is “What Cartooning Really Is”: The Major Interviews with Charles Schulz. This offers up four interviews with Sparky, conducted by Fantagraphics head Gary Groth, film critic Leonard Maltin, novelist Laurie Colwin, and comics historian Rick Marschall. For those with a hefty Peanuts research bookshelf, the …

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The new Only Necessary cover

AAUGH Blog reader Asher kindly pointed out that I had messed up including a link to my review of the previous edition of the Chip Kidd book Only What’s Necessary, so I’ve fixed that post, and here’s the link again! Meanwhile, we now have a front cover image for the …

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Not just a Peanuts book, THE Peanuts Book

Coming out this fall for the 70th anniversary of Peanuts is a 200 page hardcover that is titled simply The Peanuts Book. (There is a chance that I will have a very minor involvement in this book, so out of caution, I’m raising the ethics flag and just running the …

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Be Thankful, Be Giving

Be Thankful, Be Giving is a new Peanutsboard book coming out this September, just in time to buy it for kids for a… Thanksgiving gift? Is Thanksgifting really a thing?? Art by Scott Jeralds.

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You are Foldable, Creasy Brown

For you crafty types, September’s Peanuts Origami: 20+ Amazing Paper-Folding Projects Featuring Charlie Brown and the Gang will give you the instructions and supplies you need to turn the square piece of paper into the Round-hHeaded Kid. Also included will be Peanuts trivia quizzes.

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It’s a library book even if you buy it

Coming in August (and available for preorder) is Let’s Go to the Library!, a Ready-to-Read level 2 book about young Sally Brown getting her first library card. I can just picture the consideration at the library behind buying the hardcover library edition of this book. “We should get this! It …

Animated Peanuts

Coming: the sure cure for what ails you

When I am down, facing troubles, there is nothing that helps me muddle through more than having something to look forward to. And while life has tossed me some challenges lately, it has also given me something to keep me going, the very sort of thing that gets me through …

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Sneak Peek: Snoopy – a Beagle of Mars

Here, for your reading delight, is the cover and five story pages from the forthcoming Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars, which ships next month. Click each page to enlarge. Thanks to Boom! Studios for providing these. The book can be preordered here.

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Charlie Brown’s America

I’ve finally picked up n the clues that Blake Scott Ball has a book coming out from Oxford University Press next year, called Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts. This is a version of Dr. Ball’s PhD dissertation, “Charlie Brown’s America: Peanuts and the Politics of Wishy-Washy, 1950–1980″. Ball …