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Good and better news on the Collectable Peanuts boxed set

Remember that boxed set of the new printings of Happiness is a Warm Puppy and seven other gift books that I mentioned recently? Remember how the question was whether it was $49.95 or $39.95? The good news is that it’s $39.95. The better news that you can preorder it now …

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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A Box of Happiness and More

September will bring Peanuts fans The Collectable Peanuts Classic Box Set, a boxed set with all eight of the Happiness Is A Warm Puppy-format books that have been rereleased over the past year. So if you don’t have these fine books, or if you do but you think “these things …

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More on The Unseen Peanuts

Fantagraphics has announced that their Free Comic Book Day giveaway The Unseen Peanuts will be made of strips that appear in The Complete Peanuts volumes 1 through 8, but which have not appeared in previous reprints books. Since this comic book will be coming out at about the same time …

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mini Peanuts gift books on the horizon

Running Press is unleashing two more Peanuts books in their line of animated adaptations… well, actually, it looks like it’s more like one new book, and one existing book in a new package. Coming in October is A Charlie Brown Christmas: A Book and Tree Kit. They’ve released their edition …

General

Schulz biography now available for preorder

Coming this October is Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography, a major new biographical work by David Michaelis (688 pages!). Both the hardcover and the audiobook are now available for preorder. And here’s a note on preorders: for a long time, I cautioned folks not to preorder at the first opportunity, …

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Schroeder replay

Coming in October from Ballentine Books is Play It Again, Schroeder, a paperback strip collection. For those looking for strips about music (or at least about girls leaning on pianos), here you go! The title for this, as with the title for the TV special Play It Again, Charlie Brown, …

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a Peanuts comic book — for free!

In the comic book business, we have this annual event called Free Comic Book Day. On that day (usually the first Saturday in May), anyone can walk into almost any comic book store worthy of the name and get a comic book for free. Now, you can’t get just any …

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Polishing up the cover

When I last showed you the cover of the upcoming book Schulz’s Youth, collecting Schulz’s teenager cartoons and other Warner Press work, it looked like this: Now, with perhaps some polishing still to go (or perhaps not), it looks like this:

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Here comes 2007

As I sit here, the clock is clicking down the last few hours of 2006. So what does 2007 have to offer the Charles Schulz book fan? Well, there’s the usual themed Peanuts collections, probably some more gift books, and so forth. Amidst all these common boks, there are four …