New releases

It’s Yet Again The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Now on store shelves (although not actually in stock at Amazon) is the latest book to come under the the title of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This time, it’s a board book, aimed at kids… and with four single-picture spreads and one two-picture spread, it’s not really meant …

New releases

Commenting on my own review

Given the attention that my review of Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography is now getting and the degree of Schulz expertise people ascribe to me at times, I thought I should clarify that. The book does add a richness of fact, but don’t take my review to attest to the …

Upcoming releases

Complete Peanuts, British style

As the UK readers of this blog know, the Complete Peanuts books have been restricted for sale to the US and Canada (and as they may also have noticed, it hasn’t exactly been hard to work around those restrictions). Now, however, they’ll have access to these books without even those …

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Not A Charlie Brown Christmas, just Charlie Brown’s Christmas

Another upcoming book… at least, I think it’s a book. Charlie Brown’s Christmas is one of a batch of Christmas-themed “Snow Blocks” items that will be published this fall by Barnes & Noble (and probably only available through them.) I’m not quite sure what these are. The others are Rudolph, …

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This year’s next year

Calendar season is coming upon us already, with some of the 2008 Peanuts calendars already shipping and others available for preorder. Snoopy by Everhart 2008 Calendar Peanuts: 2008 Desk Calendar Peanuts: 2008 Day-to-Day Calendar Peanuts: 2008 Mini Day-to-Day Calendar Peanuts: 2008 Mini Wall Calendar Peanuts: Love Is 2008 Calendar Gotta …

Upcoming releases

It’s not that driving me crazy is particularly difficult, mind you…

Well, I’ve cleared up at least some things about the upcoming Running Press Peanuts books… which is good, because they’ve worked to confuse me. At least some of their kids books are “interactive” – flaps, things to stick on the pages, etc. Here are their catalog descriptions, not yet part …

Upcoming releases

On the tenth month of Christmas my true love got for me…

Running Press is coming out with some board books for the kids, adapting the classic Peanuts animated TV specials into a tidy ten pages apiece. Or at least, we’re pretty sure they’re board books. While the listing for the August-shipping It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown describes it as a …

Nat news

Remember: Unseen Peanuts tomorrow

Just a reminder that tomorrow (Saturday, May 5th) is Free Comic Book Day. The press has really been picking up on Unseen Peanuts, so while there are a lot of copies of it out there, many folks will be looking for it. So don’t dally! (And don’t overlook the other …

Nat news

A Look at the Unseen Peanuts – plus Nat in San Diego

Lest you think Fantagraphics has no love for the Peanuts book collector nerds among us, let me show you the real cover (as opposed to the original preview cover) of The Unseen Peanuts, which will be available for free on Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 5th) at many, many …

Now shipping

The Complete Peanuts ships early

The Complete Peanuts 1963-1964, slated for next month, is already shipping. So go order it! Of course you want it. And hey, if you want a first look at the cover of the upcoming Play It Again, Schroeder, here it is: