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Four Color hunt

  A longshot here: does anyone have this copy of this comic? I don’t mean “does anyone have Four Color issue 878?”, I mean do you have this copy where someone has decorated Charlie Brown’s face in this particular way? The guy who sold off this copy because his daughter …

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I put the “facts” in “factsimile”!

Titan Books has announced an April release for a facsimile edition of 1965’s Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown. It’s described as “The 11th Facsimile edition of the original 1960 classic Peanuts paperbacks first published in 1965 featuring 126 Sunday Peanuts newspaper strips from 1962-1965.” I have a couple of things …

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Review: Peanuts Every Sunday 1980s Box Set

Conflict of interest note: I have had a business relationship with the publisher Fantagraphics on multiple Peanuts-oriented projects in the past and may well continue to do so. No review copies of these volumes were provided. The Peanuts Every Sunday 1980s Box Set does well exactly what it’s supposed to …

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What What Cartooning Really Is really looks like

The intended cover image for What Cartooning Really Is, Fantagraphics upcoming collection of interviews with Schulz, has been updated. It is no longer going to look like this: It is now slated to look like this: By the way, if you ordered this book from Amazon and received a cancellation …

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Here comes the parade!

Finally available for pre-order is The Complete History of Peanuts on Parade: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz: Volume One: The St. Paul Years. This is, in addition to being a book with three colons in its title, a photo-heavy history of the projects where various artists customized Peanuts statues and …

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Review: Charlie and Friends

There is nothing wrong with a cheaply produced paperback of public domain material. It can provice a service. For some material it’s the only way that product will be available. In the case of Charlie and Friends in Tip Top Comics – The Full Series Reader Collection, however, it’s the equivalent …

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Happiness is a Warm _______

  Coming out next May (on May 4th, actually, which is Star Wars Day – a fact that is utterly irrelevant in this context) is Happiness Is Having a Friend, which is, we are told, a Peanuts “fill-in book”. What precisely is that? It’s a book that you’re not meant to …

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Review: Peanuts Origami

The book Peanuts Origami is designed for people who are not me, specifically people who are willing to rip pages out of a Peanuts book so that they can fold them into things. Maybe if I had three copies, I would do that for one. I shall not find out. But …

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Index to A Charlie Brown Christmas

If you’ve ever visited my online museum of the various editions of books adapting A Charlie Brown Christmas, you may have found it a long journey to get to anywhere. In the years since I stared it, I’ve added so many editions (there’s over 60 there now) that if you just …

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Dial P for Peanuts

Coming in November to comic shops is the graphic novel Dial P for Peanuts. This is an adaptation of a 2011 play written by a pair of college teachers, and it’s one of those “the Peanuts characters are grown up” type of things that we see more of on stage …

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