The new British series Peanuts Guide to Life is a nice one. This is a series of character-oriented, themed strip collections. We get:
- The Genius of Charlie Brown
- Life Lessons from Lucy
- The Philosophy of Snoopy
- The Wisdom of Woodstock.
These are hardcovers, no dust jackets, but with golden highlights on the cover. The interior are two-color: black-and-white, plus a highlight color (yes, you might count that as three colors, but it’s two colors of ink. That’s the way we call it in the publishing business.) The best use of this is the Woodstock book, where yellow is used to color Woodstock himself and that’s it.
Some daily strips are put on a single page, some split over two pages, and sometimes they give the last panel its own page, blowing it up large. That works well.
Upcoming volumes are:
(All links here go to Book Depository, a UK site that offers free shipping worldwide.)