Blog
Discounts

Complete Peanuts, 70% off

I’m not sure why and not sure how long this will last, but Amazon currently has volume 6 of The Complete Peanuts on sale at 70% off — that’s less than 9 bucks for this nice thick book of Peanuts goodness! And they have the gift book adaptation of A …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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:

Read More
Classic finds

Monsieur Schulz

After wanting a copy for a while, I’ve just added Monsieur Schulz et ses Peanuts, a commentary book about Peanuts by Marion Vidal. What makes this discussion of the strip interesting is that rather than being illustrated with examples of the strip itself, it’s filled with parodies and tribute drawings …

Read More
Uncategorized

The Heavily Guided Life

Okay, so last week I noted that the 128-page book Peanuts Guide to Life looked like it was being split into two 64-page books for the UK market. Then what the heck is Guide to Life Book 3?

Read More
New releases

Pigpen in the spotlight

Grrrrrr… I just wrote a write-up of the new book The Dirt on Pigpen, only to have my computer eat it. I’m not going to try to recreate it word-for-word. So let me sum up: Pigpen is more a concept than a character, and the strips are more about how …

Read More
Upcoming releases

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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
Upcoming releases

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 …

Read More
Upcoming releases

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 …

Read More