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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 …

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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 …

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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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Sasseville-autographed Schulz book

Not long after the book collection of Schulz’s It’s Only a Game came out, Jim Sasseville (Schulz’s collaborator for most of the run of that feature) was scheduled to appear at the Schulz Museum to do a signing. Unfortunately, the failing health which ultimately took his life prevented him from …

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New releases

Ornamental Peanuts

Here’s a book that came out last year but I didn’t notice, because it’s not available through the usual sources: Peanuts Collectible Ornaments. It is (apparently, as I don’t actually have a copy yet) a picture-laden guide to all those odd objects that suddenly seem to clog the trees when …

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Upcoming releases

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 …

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Getting the Schulz’s Youth hardcover

For the upcoming Schulz’s Youth book collecting Schulz’s teenager cartoons, we’re putting out both a hardcover and a paperback edition simultaneously. However, we’re not distributing the hardcover through the bookstore distribution system. It will be available through a few places that my publishing company deals directly with, but mostly it …

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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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