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What the well-dressed cartoonist is drawing.

We’ve got a cover for The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! (part of the History of Fun Stuff line) which comes out in just a couple of weeks. It’s an eye-catching piece, and I like it… but with a wry smile at its intentional ridiculousness. I mean, …


Not to discount religion, but…

Discounts are my religion! I was just about to post about the upcoming release of a paperback edition of A Charlie Brown Religion, Stephen Lind’s deep dive into Schulz’s religiosity, when I discovered that Amazon has a few copies of the hardcover edition at 67% off the list price, or about …

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Communicative Christmas covers

Cover images have appeared for two upcoming Christmas-themed Peanuts books, and they both let us know something further about the books. What the cover for The Peanuts Guide to Christmas tells us is that this indeed a US reprint of a British book of the same name. And what the …

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Celebrating Snoopy cover

As suspected, the cover for Celebrating Snoopy is designed to match the cover for the hardcover edition of Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years.

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Character Encyclopedia cover

We’ve got the cover for the Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia, coming in October. The sample art, which you’ll see on the Amazon page, makes it clear this is an illustration-heavy, full color volume. Of course, you expect something nice for a $40 volume (currently discounted on Amazon, and of course …

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Reach for your wallets, folks

Andrews & McMeel is coming at you this fall with a big, thick hardcover of Peanuts strips featuring Snoopy, covering the entire run of the strip. Celebrating Snoopy carries a list price of $75, so this is one of those cases where I suggest ordering early, and letting Amazon’s we’ll-give-you-the-lowest-price-between-preorder-and-shipping …

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The Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia

Coming this fall is The Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia, a hardcover guide to everyone in the Peanuts strip universe. This one is written by Andrew Farago, a fine fellow and the curator over at the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco’s respectable-and-fun showcase of the comics arts, and on this he’s working in …

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This will be an American Christmas! Santa will drive on the right!

Coming this fall is The Peanuts Guide to Christmas. Is this just a US edition of the book with the same name released in the UK in 2015? Given that it’s listed as 80 pages, the same length as that UK version, it seems likely… and that may mean that we’ll …

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Dog Lips coming at you!

Here’s the cover for Snoopy: What’s Wrong with Dog Lips?, a new collection of old strips coming at you in October!

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Fantagraphics covers

We now have the covers for this fall’s Peanuts releases from Fantagraphics – although Fantagraphics often reworks their covers in the months leading to release. Peanuts Every Sunday 1971-1975 collects five years of Sunday strips in a glorious, large format. The Complete Peanuts: 1965-1966 is the 8th volume in its paperback …