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Review: Peanuts Lunchtime Cookbook

The first thing that jumps out at you about the Peanuts Lunchtime Cookbook is that all three words of the title are compound words, made my combining two shorter words. Oh, okay, it may not be the first thing to jump out at you, but I’m a nerd boy. This …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

That Schulz/Mauldin collaboration

Whenever someone says that no one besides Schulz drew the Peanuts newspaper strip, some nitpicky fan like myself is apt to add a caveat about the 1998 Veterans Day strip, signed “Schulz and my hero Bill Mauldin”, in which Snoopy meets Mauldin’s classic wartime characters Willie & Joe, favorites of …

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Upcoming releases

Making a Great Pumpkin

We’ve finally got the cover for next month’s new book on the making of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Now available for preorder (at a discount, of course!) Despite what Amazon is listing now, expect it mid-month.

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Nat news

Nat at the Worldcon

I know we have some science fiction fans in our readership. I will be at the World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim, CA this coming weekend. On Saturday you can catch me at either of my two panel appearances: 10:00 AM, 60-90 minutes, SMALL PRESS PUBLISHING 4:00 PM, 60-90 minutes, …

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New releases

Reviewlet: Peanuts birthday book

Sometimes, it seems a waste to write a whole new review. So as my review for the pretty gift book Good Grief, It’s Your Birthday, just reread my earlier review of Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown. It’s largely the same thing – Peanuts art and thematic quotes, although this time …

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Classic finds

Obscure Schulz golfing booklet

Some of you may remember that when I announced the publication of It’s Only a Game, the collection of Schulz’s non-Peanuts syndicated newspaper cartoon from the late ’50’s, I stated that none of these cartoons had ever been in a book before. Well, it’s a good thing I said “book”, …

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A clarification, a correction, a comment, and a coming-now book

Some quick notes: Some of you seem to have gotten the wrong end of the stick with my announcement of the book Schulz’s Youth. When I describe the book as containing teenager cartoons, I mean they’re cartoons Schulz did about teenagers, not ones he drew when he was a teenager. …

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Upcoming releases

Pig Pen and Crush covers

Here’s a first look at the covers to two new Peanuts books, coming in January and March, respectively. The first is strips about Charlie Brown and the Little Red Haired Girl, and the second is the adventures of Pig Pen or Pig-Pen, depending on which strip you read. Click through …

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New releases

Don’t Give Up addendum

Just a quick note of something that I forgot to put at the end of the review of Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown!, and that’s that this book should not be confused with the Fawcett Crest or Coronet books of the title Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown. Those are reprints …

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New releases

Review: Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown

Don’t Give Up, Charlie Brown is a gift book of encouraging quotes from famous folks and Peanuts characters. Slickly produced in color and illustrated with dialogueless Peanuts images, this isn’t a book that makes you want to sit down and read it (much less shelling out the $12.99 list price …

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