This set of things-to-hold-up-to-yourself-while-getting-your-picture-taken, Peanuts Photo Props, is listed as a hardcover book. Seems more like a box thing, I don’t know, but as long as they’re saying that, hey, it qualifies for my coverage. (It’s also listed as 23 pages, which is mathematically problematic.) I’m hoping the pictures on the left side of the image are just preliminary images taken from another product, because they’re not particularly Peanuts-y. And what I assume is the spine says Christmas Photo Props, so perhaps that’s some other product (although one not yet in the system), or perhaps this is supposed to be Peanuts Christmas photo props. Ah, preliminary cover images, we really can’t trust you. Shipping in June.
Yes, my new book The Snoopy Treasures was supposed to start shipping today.
No, it did not actually start shipping today.
No, I don’t know how long the delay is.
Yes, the book exists. I have copies.
We shall see.
A couple years back, I reprinted a collection of this odd comic strip which launched in 1952. Small World by Sam Brier handles adult concerns in kids in a different way than Peanuts does, by depicting two kids who are pretending to be adults… or is it adults drawn as children? Anyway, I’ve just come out with an ebook edition for the Kindle, for a mere $2.99.
The final weekend tally for The Peanuts Movie in North America is in, and at $44,213,073, it remains the second biggest opening weekend for a non-Pixar G-rated movie, beaten out by Horton Hears a Who…. which was also directed by Steve Martino.
(Not that any of this is directly important; the long-term question of whether there are more movies to follow will likely hinge on dollars yet to come. And also how long the people involved get to rest; there are some tired folks over in the Schulz camp!)
Go here for some coverage by CNC World, a China-based English language news channel, of the Snoopy Hollywood Walk Of Fame dedication. Yes, I’m blogging this mainly so that certain people can see my incompetency at trying to hold my book up to the camera (I appear at 2:19). I’m trying to embed the video on this page as well, but the embed seems flaky.