Three-legged Woodstock

Here’s the cover of the upcoming book of Woodstock strips — and I’m hoping that it’s a draft design rather than the final cover. My problem is not just that when this image is run at full cover size, the lack of a fourth leg on the chair would be evident. No, I’m more concerned about the text that refers to Woodstock as “the smallest peanut”. Peanuts is the title of the strip, but it isn’t something to call the characters, an association that Schulz seemed to particularly loathe. I mean, just because there is a film called Jaws does not mean that one would refer to Richard Dreyfus’s character as “the smallest jaw”.

(At times, the cast as a whole is refered to as “the Peanuts gang”, which is more reasonable. Still, in the modern nomenclature it does make them sound like an organized band of ruffians.)

By the way, if anyone is looking for copies of the previously-descrived Architects for Snoopy, one of the AAUGH Blog readers purchased a number of them from the museum over a decade back and still has a few he’d be willing to sell. He notes that the catalog was offered in both English and French; he has the English edition. Email me at and I will give you an email address to contact him.

Upcoming releases
Peanuts books to buy, and a free one

We’ve got a few more books listed as coming up later this year. There’s no surprise that we’re getting the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994, and with it, the box set of 1991-1994. After all, these have been coming out like clockwork, and 2025 should bring us the …

Upcoming releases
Mostly recycled Peanuts books

There are some new Peanuts titles showing up in the pipeline. I don’t have covers yet, but the books are simple to explain. Welcome Home, Franklin! adopts the new TV special that will hit Apple TV+ on the 16th. Here’s to You Charlie Brown and You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming collections

Coming in May is Five Funny Snoopy and Charlie Brown Stories!, a compilation of the previously-released kids storybooks Let’s Go to the Library!; Time for School, Charlie Brown; Snoopy and Woodstock; Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!; and Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! We now have a cover for the …