Coming next March: Peanuts volume 5, which if they’re going by schedule, should collect issue 13-16 of volume 2 of the Kaboom Peanuts comic book… and thus have three stories that I wrote (“Joe Stockcar”, “Press Here”, and “New Shoe Zoom”) Remember, you can see my full list of upcoming Peanuts books here.
Coming in March of 2015 is Snoopy’s Happy Day, a finger-puppet book (which I assume means a book with a finger puppet built in, rather than a book accompanied by a finger puppet or a book about making finger puppets.) It’s aimed at age range 1 and up, reading level preschool and up… which means that most of my readers should qualify!
The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is Toothbrushing with Charlie Brown. This is a less common piece of Peanuts animation, one of two short films that were created for the American Dental Association. So now I own a copy. I don’t have a film projector, though, so what they heck am I going to do with it?
So among the emails I’ve been getting from you fine AAUGH Blog readers has been the question of what’s up with that copy of the Peanuts Artist’s Edition that I ordered from Amazon?
Alas, I do not know.
Here’s what I can tell you:
- None of the copies of the book ordered through AAUGH.com’s Amazon links have shipped.
- Amazon is no longer taking direct orders for the book.
- The book has indeed arrived in comic book stores.
I don’t have my copy yet, because I ordered mine through Amazon. I cannot assure you that Amazon will ever deliver, and by waiting for them, you may miss your opportunity to obtain one from other sources. As I’ve noted, these books aren’t always kept in print. So if you want to be sure to get one, you may want to cancel your Amazon order. You might be able to get one from your local comic book shop. The best deal I’ve found online so far is actually ordering it from the publisher, who has it for $100 plus shipping.
(Believe me, I’m as disappointed as any of you with this. As you know, the expenses of this blog are covered primarily by Amazon giving me a cut of orders that I send their way. Cancelled orders are money out of my pocket…. and of course, I’ve been eagerly looking forward to the book as well.)
Hey, this Friday at the Schulz Museum, Peanuts comic book artist Robert Pope will be signing comic books and doing sketches. Robert did a beautiful job drawing a couple of my scripts – the New Shoe Zoom one in issue 16, and the one where Sally really does not want to start the new school year in issue 18. The event starts at 2. Tell him I said “hi!” (I didn’t really say “hi”, but as lies goes, that’s a pretty small one for you to tell. Well, except for its effect on your immortal soul.)